Catalyzing the Growth of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries

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Published September 20, 2018
  • The Nature Conservancy and California Environmental Associates have released an outstanding new report.  Here is some introductory language:

    This paper presents a brief overview of the current state of EM, the benefits of the technology, and the main barriers to broader adoption, as well as a set of recommendations to help catalyze the growth of EM in fisheries. Recommendations are organized around the primary barriers to adoption presented in the paper, and a set of overarching near-term priorities for catalyzing the growth of EM are offered at the end of the report. More than 40 EM experts representing NGOs, foundations, regulators, seafood and catch-sector companies, and EM providers were interviewed as a part of this project, and their perspectives have been invaluable in synthesizing the current state of EM and collating a set of recommendations for advancing the tool. These perspectives have been supplemented with a review of the EM literature. We hope the findings in this report will spur further conversations about the role of EM in improving fisheries management and delivering value to the seafood industry, and help build alignment within the fisheries stakeholder community around how best to advance this tool.

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