EA/RIR for Amendment 114 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 104 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, and Regulatory Amendments Analysis to Integrate Electronic Monitoring into the North Pacific Observer Program

June 01, 2017

The Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review for Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 104 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, and Regulatory Amendments Analysis to Integrate Electronic Monitoring into the North Pacific Observer Program analyzes a proposed management change to establish electronic monitoring as a part of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council fisheries research plan for the fixed gear groundfish and halibut fisheries of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

This document analyzes alternatives that would allow an electronic monitoring (EM) system, which consists of a control center to manage the data collection, connected to an array of peripheral components including digital cameras, gear sensors, and a global positioning system receiver, onboard vessels to monitor the harvest and discard of fish and other incidental catch at sea, as a supplement to existing observer coverage.

 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 11/20/2018

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Analyses North Pacific Observer Program