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Implementation of EM on fixed gear vessels in Alaska

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Published August 17, 2018

A presentation by Jennifer Mondragon describing the process carried out in designing, piloting and implementing an EM program for a fleet of some 1,100 small vessels that target halibut and sablefish. This was presented at the IFOMC in Vigo, Spain, June 2018.

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Electronic Monitoring Onboard Purse Seine Tuna Fisheries: Standards & Capabilities

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Published August 16, 2018

A presentation by Jon Ruiz , Senior Researcher at AZTI Sustainable Fisheries Management, delivered at the Electronic Monitoring Workshop section of the Internal Fisheries Observer & Monitoring Conference, Vigo, Spain, June 2018.

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Electronic Monitoring in the U.S. West Coast and Alaska Groundfish Fishery

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Published August 16, 2018

A poster prepared and presented by Courtney Palva and Dave Colpo of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission , at the International Fisheries Observer & Monitoring Conference, Vigo, Spain, June 2018.

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Current State of Electronic Monitoring in the United States

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Published August 16, 2018

A presentation by Brett Alger, NOAA Fisheries Electronic Monitoring Coordinator, June 13, 2018. delivered at the Electronic Monitoring Workshop section of the International Fisheries Observing and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC), Vigo, Spain.

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Meet National Electronic Technologies Coordinator Brett Alger

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Published July 30, 2018

We are working with fishermen, the regional fishery management councils, and other partners to integrate technology into data collections and observations to improve the timeliness, quality, cost effectiveness, and accessibility of fishery-dependent data.  Electronic monitoring has clear potential to meet these challenges by incorporating cameras, gear sensors, and electronic reporting systems into fishing operations.  Since 2006, NOAA Fisheries has invested more than $27 million to develop and implement electronic technologies across the nation. We spoke with the National Electronic Technologies Coordinator, Brett Alger, to learn more about electronic monitoring and the future of technology in fishing.

How long have you been involved in electronic monitoring and reporting?

A camera that Alger helped install with Mark Hager from the Gulf of Marine… Read More »

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EM on the agenda at AFS Stakeholder Engagement Day in Atlantic CIty

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Published July 24, 2018

We thought we’d share this news release from the American Fisheries Society about their upcoming Stakeholder Engagement Day, an opportunity for a one-day, reduced rate admission to the AFS annual meeting in Atlantic City. Electronic monitoring is one of the topics to be covered in this day of collaborative discussions.

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Tuesday, August 21 is Stakeholder Engagement Day , which will allow fishing and aquaculture industry stakeholders to attend the meeting. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research and issues impacting their industries, and discuss collaborative opportunities with scientists and fishery managers.

Some of the topics and species that will be covered include: collaborative research, politics in fisheries management, stakeholder engagement, offshore energy development, resource surveys, electronic monitoring, summer flounder, black sea bass, sturgeon, lobster,… Read More »

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The Fish Tech Groups List

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Published June 24, 2018

Our thanks to consultant/collaborator/facilitator Kate Wing, who has provided us with a master list of companies and organizations involved in fish tech . The list is available as a Google Sheet and will be updated regularly.

Much of Kate’s work can be found at the databranch , a home she created for interdisciplinary conservation projects. She is also a coauthor – with fellow consultant Dorothy Lowman – of Modernizing U.S. Fisheries Data & Information Systems .

About this list, Kate says, “It’s somewhat subjective in the interest of readability, and of course there is lots of tech you can use for fisheries that’s not expressly designed for fisheries and so not on this list. If you have additions or corrections, please send them my way.”

You can reach Kate here by email , and @kwing on Twitter.

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A busy conference calendar as 2018 rolls on

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Published May 29, 2018

Three major events are coming up that our readers might be interested in. Here’s the lineup for June-September, and if you’re aware of others we’ve missed, please drop us a line!

International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference in Vigo, Spain

Running from June 11-15, IFOMC is billed as “the premier international forum for working on the critical issues of fisheries observer programs, emerging monitoring technologies, and other approaches to fishery-dependent data collection and analyses.” The event’s primary sponsor this year is Marine Instruments, and the international steering committee roster can be found here . The conference program describes ten different panels or workshops devoted to monitoring issues.

American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Slated for August 19-23, AFS 2018 will include a symposium chaired by Brett Alger, Electronic Reporting to Improve Catch Monitoring in Recreational Fisheries . The two-day symposium will convene stakeholders to… Read More »

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GMRI Position Posting: Electronic Monitoring Project Manager

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Published March 23, 2018

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a position open for an Electronic Monitoring Project Manager. Please find their announcement below!

List Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Close Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

JOB TITLE: Electronic Monitoring Project Manager

SUPERVISOR: Technical Programs Manager — Fisheries Technical Assistance Program

TERM: 18 month position, with possibility of renewal subject to funding

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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood business to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We… Read More »

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It’s a New Day

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Published March 6, 2018

Meet Chris Brown, a Point Judith, RI fisherman adopting game-changing technology to make his catch more sustainable. View video here .

 

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