National Electronic Monitoring Workshop - East Coast

The first of two national electronic monitoring workshops that NOAA and partners are hosting to bring together fishermen and stakeholders to address the opportunities and challenges associated with EM in U.S. commercial fisheries.

Schedule

DRAFT AGENDA

November 13, 2019


9:00 a.m.                Welcome and introductions

Morning

  • Current EM programs and projects
    • General overview on existing EM programs and projects.
  • Identifying solutions and scaling EM

    • Possible topics to include: Timely video review, cost estimation, onboard catch processing, vessel monitoring plans, biological sampling, tool integration.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.    Lunch - networking and vendor expo

Afternoon

  • Identifying solutions and scaling EM - continued
    • Possible topics to include: Timely video review, cost estimation, onboard catch processing, vessel monitoring plans, biological sampling, tool integration.
  • EM technology development
    • Possible topics to include: Hardware integration, low-cost EM, wireless communications, measuring boards, and additional functionality for fishermen.
  • EM vendor panel
    • Question and answer session with EM vendors: What are the challenges for EM vendors? How are they addressing these challenges? Recommendations?

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.    EM vendor expo and networking

EM vendors will be available with their equipment and/or services, attendees are welcome to interact with EM vendors and meet with workshop participants.

DRAFT AGENDA

November 14, 2019


9:00 a.m.    Welcome and Day 1 recap

Morning

  • Enhancing EM data uses and values
    • What are innovative uses for fishery-dependent data? How can EM data be used for stock assessments? What are the applications such as business development, traceability, and seafood marketing?

  • Overview of National EM policy
    • Possible topics to include: Program cost-allocation, data storage, and discussions on privacy, access, and ownership.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch - networking and vendor expo

Afternoon

  • EM program design/Trade offs between cost and program design
    • Discussion on how EM programs are being designed to minimize costs and meet national policies. Possible topics to include: Industry-funded video review and data management, EM vendor certification, NMFS-audit of third-parties, etc.

  • The future of EM
    • An open discussion to identify common challenges and future priorities

4:30 p.m.    Closing remarks

 

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 08/22/2019