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Cost Recovery Guidelines for Monitoring Services

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Published October 15, 2018

Cost Recovery Guidelines for Monitoring Services

This report, prepared by MRAG for the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), examines options, and proposes guidelines, for the recovery of costs for electronic monitoring (EM) services in FFA island member country tuna longline fisheries. It has been prepared as a result of increasing interest in how EM, which has largely been financially supported by non-government organizations or development assistance partners to date, may be sustained in the long term.

The extent to which costs may be recovered for any Government service is dependent on policy decisions of the Government or responsible agency. Relevant considerations may include:

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    Comparisons of Recreational Self-Reported Fish Length Data Across Two Different Platforms

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    Published October 2, 2018

    A presentation by Brett Fitzgerald with assistance from Kelsey Dick, Chip Collier and Luiz Barbieri; the Snook and Gamefish Foundation; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; and Florida Fish & Game Commission. Delivered at American Fisheries Society, August 2018.

    Questions? Contact brett@angleraction.org – (561) 707-8923

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    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… Read More »

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    Video: Electronic Monitoring Policy Development

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    Published September 12, 2018

    This is a presentation by Brett Alger, NOAA’s National Electronic Technologies Coordinator, at the September 2018 meeting of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Unfortunately the audio is faint in this presentation, so headphones are recommended for listening.

    Brett’s PowerPoint for following along is available here .

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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.

    Download link:  Current State of Electronic Monitoring in the United States

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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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