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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,

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
Processor/Catcher ,

Frequently Asked Questions - Electronic Monitoring (EM) on Small Fixed Gear Vessels

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) summarize regulations applicable to the Alaska Region's Electronic Monitoring Program. If you are required to comply with the regulations, you should consult and rely on the actual regulatory text found in the CFR

Electronic Monitoring in the North Pacific

A number of electronic monitoring (EM) technologies have been applied to fisheries monitoring. Electronic monitoring technologies are being used in several applications in the North Pacific and elsewhere. Within the North Pacific, video technology is used

Observed Catch Tables - North Pacific Observer Program

Total catch of groundfish and halibut (retained and discarded) summarized by area and gear type