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NFWF Announces 2018 Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Slate

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Published November 26, 2018

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminsitration (NOAA) and Kingfisher Foundation announced a 2018 round of funding for Electronic Monitoring and Reporting projects. Fifteen new fisheries conservation grants totaling $3.78 million were awarded, leveraging $5.05 million in match from the grantees and generating a total conservation impact of mree than $8.83 million.

The Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program helps to integrate technology into U.S. fisheries data collection to improve fisheries management. This year’s projects will implement electronic technologies strategies and modernize data management systems.

Grantees for this funding cycle are based from New England to Western Alaska and from Hawaii to Puerto Rico.

Here is the full grant slate .

 

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Public fish – public data?

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Published October 21, 2018

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 »

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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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The Use of Electronic Reporting for Regional Purse Seine Log Book and Regional Observer Work Book Data

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Published June 11, 2016

Following on the success of the electronic forms (eForms) for Port Sampling which use an Android tablet application (App) for improved quality and timeliness of data collection, the Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority has developed eForms for purse seine vessels’ e-reporting of Regional Purse Seine Logbook and Observer Work Book data.

Electronic Reporting for Regional Purse Seine Log Book and Regional Observer Work Book Data – WCPFC – August, 2014_D. Karis, et al.

Related information can be found on the WCPFC website here .

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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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