Summary of Analyses Conducted to Determine At-Sea Monitoring Requirements for Multispecies Sectors for Fishing Year 2019

March 28, 2019

We recommend that the total monitoring coverage for Northeast multispecies sectors in fishing year 2019 should be 31 percent of sector trips.

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office Analysis and Program Support Division, in consultation with Sustainable Fisheries Division staff, recommends that the total monitoring coverage for Northeast multispecies sectors in fishing year (FY) 2019 should be 31 percent of sector trips.

This analysis uses data available through the end of FY 2017 (April 30, 2018) that includes 12,557 sub-trips involving 16,752 full sea days of fishing effort eligible for sector monitoring. As in previous years, we will publish this summary of our analysis on the GARFO website, along with the supporting data tables.

We expect our recommended coverage level to sufficiently monitor and enforce catch levels for Northeast multispecies sectors in FY 2019. Our recommendation relies on an analysis of past performance to provide a reasonable expectation of meeting the requirement of achieving the Coefficient of Variation of 30% (CV30) or better precision at the overall stock level for each groundfish stock.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/03/2019