Papers & Presentations

Public fish – public data?

A paper by Kate Wing presented as part of the Data For Good Exchange 2018 .

Abstract

The ocean is a vast commons, covering two-thirds of the globe. Ocean fisheries provide almost 60 million jobs and a critical food source for 3 billion people (FAO, 2018). Despite the ocean’s importance, our data on ocean uses has historically been sparse and low-quality, particularly data for fisheries. The next five years will bring an inflection point for fish data, with the growth of satellite vessel tracking, on-board video cameras, and cheap sensors. Governments, fishers, scientists, and technology vendors are just beginning to explore the data and regulatory infrastructure needed to support this transition. This paper explores questions around accountability, ownership, privacy, and transparency where the ocean… Read More »


Observing incidental harbour porpoise bycatch by remote electronic monitoring

Observing incidental harbour porpoise bycatch by remote electronic monitoring

 

A paper by Lotte Kindt-Larsen, Jørgen Dalskov, et al.

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Discarding of cod in the Danish Fully Documented Fisheries trials

Discarding of cod in the Danish Fully Documented Fisheries trials

A paper by Clara Ulrich, Hans Jakob Olesen, et al.

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Final Report on Development and Usage of REM systems along with electronic data transfer as a measure to monitor compliance with the Landing Obligation

Final Report on Development and Usage of REM systems along with electronic data transfer as a measure to monitor compliance with the Landing Obligation

A final report presented  by Heiðrikur Bergsson, Kristian S. Plet-Hansen, et al.

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Final report on Catch Quota Management and Choke Species – 2014

Final report on Catch Quota Management and Choke Species – 2014

A paper by Kristian S. Plet-Hansen, Heiðrikur Bergsson, et al.

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Remote electronic monitoring and the landing obligation – some insights into fishers’ and fishery inspectors’ opinions

A paper by Kristian S. Plet-Hansen, Søren Eliasen, et al.

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Reducing discards without reducing profit: free gear choice in Danish result-based management trial

Reducing discards without reducing profit: free gear choice in Danish result-based management trial

Paper by Lars O. Mortensen, Clara Ulrich, Søren Eliasen and Hans Jakob Olesen

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Final Report on Development and usage of Electronic Monitoring System as a measure to monitor compliance with the Landing Obligation – 2015

Final Report on Development and usage of Electronic Monitoring System as a measure to monitor compliance with the Landing Obligation – 2015

Paper by Heiðrikur Bergsson and Kristian S. Plet-Hansen

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Electronic Monitoring Program Toolkit: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Electronic Monitoring Programs

This comprehensive 15-page report published in October, 2018 by The Nature Conservancy walks the reader through design and implemenation of an EM program.

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From the Introduction:

The majority of global fisheries lack the scientific and compliance data necessary for effective management. A variety of approaches and tools can facilitate data collection on the water and help ensure compliance, yet the use of human observers or other reporting or patrol options tend to be infrequently used, subject to bias and misreporting, and are typically expensive to employ. The lack of accurate on-the-water data collection hampers the ability of fishery managers to assess the health of fish stocks and to effectively manage fisheries, potentially resulting in… Read More »


Cost Recovery Guidelines for Monitoring Services

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:

  • the extent to which costs… Read More »