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Monitoring Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Podcast #1

April 21, 2021

Hear about the ins and outs of electronic monitoring and how NOAA Fisheries is investing in technology fishermen can use to track their catch to assist in making data collection more timely, accurate, and cost-efficient.

Electronic monitoring system on fishing vessel The electronic monitoring system on this fishing vessel includes cameras attached to the vessel’s stabilizers.

Electronic monitoring is a tool used to collect fishing data that support and improve stock assessments and ensure that catch limits are sustainable in the long term. NOAA Fisheries is investing in technology that fishermen use to track their catch. These new technologies hold promise in making data collection more timely, accurate, and cost-efficient.

Brett Alger is the NOAA Fisheries National Electronic Technologies Coordinator and will be sharing his thoughts and experiences in a three-part series on electronic monitoring and the future of technology in fishing.

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on April 30, 2021