Alaska Region Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan
The Implementation Plan provides information about the specific electronic monitoring/electronic reporting initiatives in Alaska. Also see September 2018 Amendment.
This document provides the Electronic Technology Implementation Plan for the Alaska region to meet the milestones outlined in the Policy Directive 30-133, Policy on Electronic Technologies and Fishery-Dependent Data Collection. The Plan does not replace the EM/ER strategic plan for the North Pacific nor does it supplant the implementation work that the Council’s EM Workgroup is undertaking to integrate EM into the halibut and sablefish fishery. Instead, this document provides information about the specific EM/ER initiatives that are currently being undertaken to work toward implementing our vision where electronic monitoring and reporting technologies are integrated into NMFS North Pacific fisheries-dependent data collection program where applicable. Here we provide a progress report on that implementation and information on the EM/ER initiatives that are underway. The document borrows heavily from the products generated from the EM Workgroup and information in the EM/ER Strategic Plan and, where appropriate, we have provided cross-references to the strategic Goals and Objectives.