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Day in the Life of a Fisheries Observer - Post 6

Day in the Life of a Fisheries Observer

"Food in the Life"
August 20, 2019 - Research ,
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North Pacific Observer Program 2018 Annual Report

This Annual Report provides information, analysis, and recommendations based on the deployment of observers by the North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program) during 2018.
June 14, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Non-pollock Trawl Catcher/Processor Halibut Bycatch Handling and Monitoring Requirements

NOAA Fisheries proposes regulations to implement catch handling and monitoring requirements to allow Pacific halibut (halibut) bycatch to be sorted on the deck of trawl catcher/processors and motherships participating in the non-pollock groundfish

Alaska Catch Accounting System

The Alaska Catch Accounting System quantifies total catch to allow the inseason monitoring and management of the groundfish fisheries. Total catch means both the catch that is retained and the catch that is discarded. Estimates of total catch are used to

BSAI Trawl Catcher/Vessels (CVs) in Full Coverage

Under Observer Program regulations at 50 CFR 679.51(a)(4), the owner of a trawl catcher vessel may annually request the catcher vessel to be placed in the full observer coverage category for all directed fishing for groundfish using trawl gear in the BSAI
March 19, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Observer Fee Collection and Payment - North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Fisheries Observer Program

Fee collection and payment for the observer partial coverage category in North Pacific groundfish and halibut fisheries.

Supplement to the Environmental Assessment for Restructuring the Program for Observer Procurement and Deployment in the North Pacific

Supplement to the 2011 Environmental Assessment for Restructuring the Program for Observer Procurement and Deployment in the North Pacific.
February 23, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

Monitoring and Reporting in Alaska

A variety of management regimes exist in Alaskan fisheries and each relies on a range of data sources and different suite of monitoring tools that vary due to differences in the designs of the management program, the data needed for management, and the

Scales Approved for Use At-Sea

Before a Scale Inspection can take place, the model of scale must be included on a list of scales approved for weighing catch at sea. The following types and models of scale have been approved by NMFS.

Catch Weighing and Monitoring in Alaska

As fishery management programs have been developed in Alaska, NOAA Fisheries has established several fishery-specific monitoring programs. When deciding which monitoring tools are appropriate, NOAA fisheries must balance considerations of cost,