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Electronic Monitoring on the West Coast

The Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program allows vessel owners in the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program (or Catch Share Program) to use EM systems to provide 100 percent at-sea monitoring of fishing activity.

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