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Northeast Electronic Monitoring Workshop: Summary Report (October 2014)

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Published July 10, 2016

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This is the final report from the May 2014 Northeast Electronic Monitoring Workshop, hosted by The Nature Conservancy and NOAA Fisheries, with support from the New England Fishery Management Council.

Laura Taylor Singer, SAMBAS Consulting LLC October 2014

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2014 National EM Workshop Video: Plenary Session 3 – Implementation and Integration

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Published June 30, 2016

Moderator: Martin Lofflad, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Speakers discuss ingredients for success and key considerations based on expertise in both U.S. fisheries and programs in other countries.

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2014 National EM Workshop Video: Plenary Session 2 – Goal Setting and Design

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Published June 30, 2016

Moderator: Dorothy Lowman, Lowman and Associates

Part 2: A panel discussion continues to explore key considerations from the perspective of management, science, enforcement, legal, industry, and service provider perspectives.

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

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Published June 30, 2016

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

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

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Published June 29, 2016

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

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

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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.

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2014 National EM Workshop: Opening Remarks by Sam Rauch

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Published June 29, 2016

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 »

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