Author Archives: EM Info Admin

EM Info Admin

 

2014 National EM Workshop Video: Plenary Session 1 – Goal Setting and Design

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 30, 2016

Part 1: A two-speaker session focused on ingredients for success and key considerations when developing an EM program.

Continue reading 

 

2014 National EM Workshop Video: Plenary Session 4 – Introduction to Final Breakouts

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

John Henderschedt introduces the final breakout sessions of the EM workshop.

Continue reading 

 

2014 National EM Workshop Video: Plenary Session 5 – Wrap Up, Next Steps & Q&A

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

A discussion of next steps to be taken in electronic monitoring, along with a roving mic Q & A session that wrapped up the Seattle workshop.

Continue reading 

 

2014 National EM Workshop: Opening Remarks by Sam Rauch

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

Opening Remarks by Sam Rauch, NOAA Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: Principles of Fishery Program Reporting Design – M. Brady

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

PDF: Principles of Fishery Reporting System Design_M. Brady

Abstract: Fishery reporting systems accept human input via multiple subsystems, where the subsystems are reporting on the same event, a fishing trip. Human data input presents challenges to the designer as a common source of error and excessive burdens on human reporters. Using multiple subsystems to report on the same event can result in redundancies, inconsistency, and trip matching errors. Furthermore, human data input and multiple reporting subsystems can interact in a way that propagates additional errors within the system. This presentation provides a set of design principles for managing human data input and design principles for proper integration of reporting subsystems. Reporting systems based on these principles are simpler, more efficient, and far more accurate.

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: Red Herrings – Looking Outside Fisheries For Insights On Data Management – K. Wing

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

PDF: Red Herrings- Looking Outside Fisheries For Insights On Data Management_K. Wing

Abstract: Integrating data collected through new technologies, like electronic monitoring or reporting systems presents, fishery managers with a host of new challenges. Data validation, reconciling multiple information streams, and balancing public transparency requirements with privacy concerns are not issues unique to fisheries.

How have financial managers, law enforcement, hospitals, and the IRS handled similar challenges as they built out new systems to meet compliance requirements, improve efficiency, provide public access, and create interfaces for customers and software developers? This presentation will explore lessons in data modernization from other fields and recommend next steps for improving state, regional, and federal fisheries information systems.

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: Integrating EM and Other Data Into a Modernized Fishery Dependent Data System – D. Christel

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

PDF: 2015 AFS EM Symposium – Integrating EM and Other Data into a Modernized Fishery Dependent Data System_D. Christel

Abstract: The needs/uses of fishery dependent data have changed over the past 20 years, yet data collection, storage, and analytical processes have remained relatively static. Emerging data needs require a reexamination of existing collections and processes to provide more detailed, integrated, and timely data for all stakeholders. In 2013, the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office began an effort to modernize the regional fishery dependent data system by identifying the existing and anticipated data needs/uses of all data stakeholders.

By separating the needs and uses from collection mechanisms, data streams were emphasized instead of data collection mechanisms. This approach helped identify ways to reduce redundancy, increase accuracy, and overcome procedural and technical limitations… Read More »

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: EM from a NPFMC Perspective (Powerpoint)

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

Powerpoint: 2015  AFS EM Symposium-Electronic Monitoring From a NPFMC Perspective – B. Tweit

Abstract: No abstract is available for this presentation.

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Rockfish: Human‐Based Video Review in a Hardware‐Focused World

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

PDF: 2015 AFS EM Symposium-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Rockfish- Human-­‐Based Video Review in a Hardware-­Focused World_C. Donovan

Abstract: Electronic monitoring has recently become an important topic in commercial fisheries. While most discussions tend to focus on the hardware and management aspects, it seems easy to overlook a crucial element of any electronic monitoring program: the point at which data are captured during the human conducted review of collected video and sensor data. Specialized software is important for expediting the review of raw video data since the integrated features and efficiency of the software affect the resulting review times, and therefore the cost of review, as well as overall data quality. Pre-analysis review of electronic monitoring data could be improved by further research and development of specialized software, and attempts to solve the already existing problems… Read More »

Continue reading 

 

2015 AFS EM Symposium: The British Columbia Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Experience in Relation to Data Quality and Impact of the Data on Assessment and Management

EM Info Admin EM Info Admin

Published June 29, 2016

PDF: 2015 AFS EM Symposium – British Columbia Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Experience in Relation to Data Quality and Impact of the Data on Assessment and Management_R. Stanley

Abstract: Catch in the groundfish hook and line fishery on Canada’s west coast has been monitored since 2006 by an interrelated suite of components. In addition to 100% EM coverage, these include full independent dockside monitoring, fisher logbooks and complete retention of rockfishes. Each component, in spite of its weaknesses as a stand-alone monitoring tool, makes an essential contribution without which the overall program would fail to meet the minimum objectives. Over the ensuing eight years, the program has surpassed expectations in meeting conservation and operational information goals by providing adequate and timely estimates of total catch for all quota and many non-quota species. This presentation will first focus on the impact that the improved data has had… Read More »

Continue reading