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August 2016 – 8th International Fisheries Observer & Monitoring Conference, San Diego

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Published June 11, 2016

Registrations Now Open!

Click here to secure your place at the 8th IFOMC 2016 Conference being held 29 August – 2 September 2016 in San Diego, California!

The International Steering Committee for the 8th International Fisheries Observer & Monitoring Conference 2016 invites all those interested in the sustainability of the world’s fisheries and how we monitor and manage them. It will be a forum where critical issues concerning fisheries observers, observer programs, emerging monitoring technologies and other approaches to fishery dependent data collection and analyses will be discussed.

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2015 AFS Symposium on Implementing Electronic Monitoring and Reporting in U.S. Fisheries (Papers & Presentations)

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Published June 1, 2016

This symposium took place August 20, 2015 at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, in Portland, Oregon. We’d like to acknowledge and thank the members of the Steering Committee that made this symposium a success. They are: Eric Brazer (Gulf Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance); Kelly Denit (NMFS); Erika Feller (The Nature Conservancy); Melissa Hooper (NMFS); George LaPointe (Consultant); Dorothy Lowman (Consultant).

Please review this EM Symposium Handout , which provides an overview of the event, a list of presentations, panel discussions and speakers, and abstracts of the presentations below.

This symposium was organized into three primary subject areas and the presentations below are organized accordingly. They are Data Management & Integration; Standards; and Process for Implementation.

For information regarding this symposium,… Read More »

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Southeast Region (South Atlantic & Gulf Councils)

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Published July 8, 2014

Since the National EM Workshop:

  • Final rules were published in December 2013 (South Atlantic) and February 2014 (Gulf of Mexico) requiring headboats to submit weekly electronic logbooks.  Previously headboats were required to submit paper-based logbooks on a monthly basis.  For more information go to:
  • SE Fishery Bulletin: Modifications to South Atlantic Headboat Reporting Requirements
  • SE Fishery Bulletin: Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Headboat Reporting Requirements
  • A final rule was published in April 2014 requiring seafood dealers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic to report purchases of federally managed species on a weekly basis.  These new reporting requirements will become effective on August 7, 2014. More information is available here .
  • In March/April 2014, the Gulf and South Atlantic Councils formed a Technical Subcommittee to begin development of electronic reporting requirements for charter vessels…. Read More »

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