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Electronic Monitoring Around the World: An International Discussion in Vigo, Spain

In June, the 9th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference was held in Vigo, Spain, bringing together fisheries scientists, managers, observers, and vendors from around the world.
September 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Front and Center at International Fisheries Observer Conference

NOAA participates in the 9th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference in Vigo, Spain.
August 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Announces Reimbursement of Sector At-Sea Monitoring Costs

NOAA Fisheries today announced a plan to cover all at-sea monitoring costs for Northeast groundfish sector vessels in fishing year 2018. NOAA will also reimburse industry for more of their fishing year 2017 of at-sea monitoring expenses, using remaining
August 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Observer Provider Options Expand for Atlantic Sea Scallop Vessels

Industry-Funded Scallop Observers Available from MRAG Americas, Inc.
July 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries is Heading to the 9th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference

The 9th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC) will be held June 11 to15, 2018, in Vigo, Spain—home of one of the world’s largest fishing ports. This conference is the main international forum for working and addressing
June 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Expanding Electronic Monitoring in the North Pacific

A collaboration between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Fisheries Information System program is working to expand the use of electronic monitoring in the North Pacific.
March 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Improvements to the Pre-Trip Notification System

Modernizing the Northeast Groundfish Pre-Trip Notification System Observer programs like the Northeast Fishery Observer Program, operated out of the Fisheries Sampling Branch (FSB), collect fundamental data necessary to strengthen fisheries management
March 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Second National Electronic Monitoring Workshop

A diverse group of nearly 100 stakeholders gathered in Seattle in November 2016 to share information on what is working – and what challenges remain – in the implementation and integration of electronic monitoring technologies in fisheries
December 11, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Second National Recreational Fishing Workshop.

Implementing Electronic Monitoring in Alaska Fisheries

Camera view of skate bycatch on halibut fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA. Electronic monitoring involves the use of cameras or other electronic systems on fishing vessels to collect catch data and ensure that vessels comply with current regulations.
November 10, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Camera view of skate bycatch on halibut fishing vessel.

Meet NOAA’s new National Observer Program Coordinator and Electronic Technologies Coordinator

NOAA Fisheries’ National Observer Program (NOP) added two critical new staff members during the summer of 2017.
November 01, 2017 - Feature Story ,
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