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EDF Launches Smart Boat Initiative to Help Recover Global Fisheries

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Published March 6, 2019

New initiative to harness digital revolution to accelerate sustainable networked fisheries

(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – March 6, 2019) Today at the World Ocean Summit being held in Abu Dhabi, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the launch of its Smart Boat Initiative designed to accelerate the exploration and adoption of powerful new technologies to greatly improve sustainability, efficiency and profitability in the fishing sector across the globe.

The new initiative focuses on leveraging the technological advances and plummeting costs in sensors, artificial intelligence, broadband communication and data analytics to equip and surround fishing vessels of all sizes with digital tools and infrastructure that can increase sustainability, accountability and transparency in fishing.

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

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Published October 15, 2018

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

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Published October 15, 2018

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 »

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