How Do We Use Observer Data?

March 23, 2020

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center manages multiple observer programs covering federal and state waters from Maine to North Carolina. Our team processes and manages data and biological samples collected by observers during commercial fishing trips.

Observer data provide unique and independent information, collected at sea, critical to the effective management of our marine resources.  These data support sustainable fisheries and protected species recovery.

Infographic available for download (PDF, 2p)