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Protected Species Observer Trainers

There are numerous environmental consultants who provide or train Protected Species Observers for industry. Please contact the consultants directly for more information on their programs.

Protected Species Observers

Information for Protected Species Observers engaging in monitoring activities in the New England/Mid-Atlantic region and for some activities in the Southeast.

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 ,

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 ,

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 ,

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,

North Pacific Observer Program Standard Ex-Vessel Prices for Groundfish and Halibut - Federal Register Rules and Notices

NOAA Fisheries publishes standard ex-vessel prices for groundfish and halibut for the calculation of the observer fee under the North Pacific Observer Program. These notices are intended to provide information to vessel owners, processors, registered

BSAI Trawl Catcher Vessel Annual Full Observer Coverage Request

Step-by-step guide on how a Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl catcher vessel may request full observer coverage
December 18, 2018 - Policy and Guidance ,

Observer Deploy and Declare System (ODDS)

This system allows you to log your fishing trips in advance and determines which trips will need to be observed. Programming follows the guidance provided in the Annual Deployment Plan for Observers in the Groundfish and Halibut Fisheries off Alaska.
December 18, 2018 - Tool/App ,

Alaska Observer Program Coverage Requests and Reporting System

The Observer Program provides the regulatory framework for NOAA Fisheriescertified observersto collect data on groundfish and halibut fisheries. The information collected by observers provides the best scientific information to manage the fisheries and
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