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Dead Seabirds Do Tell Tales: How Fishery Observers Help Provide Data for Seabird Management

NOAA’s National Seabird Program works with the nonprofit organization Oikonos to conduct seabird necropsies.
March 25, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Marine Safety Instructor Training Supports Observer Safety

Observer safety workshops ensure high training standards across all regional observer safety programs.
March 20, 2019 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Publishes U.S. National Bycatch Report

NOAA Fisheries has published the U.S. National Bycatch Report First Edition Update 3, which provides information on overall bycatch trends for major U.S. fisheries for 2014 and 2015.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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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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