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Tools and Technologies for the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance of Unwanted Catches

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Published January 15, 2019

Tools and Technologies for the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance of Unwanted Catches

Abstract: A key requirement for the successful implementation of the Landing Obligation is the need to monitor and regulate unwanted catches at sea. This issue is particularly challenging because of the large number of vessels and trips that need to be monitored and the remoteness of vessels at sea. Several options exist in theory, ranging from patrol vessels to onboard observers and self-sampling. Increasingly though, technology is developing to provide remote Electronic Monitoring (EM) with cameras at lower costs. This chapter first provides an overall synthesis of the pro’s and con’s of several monitoring tools and technologies. Four EM technologies already… Read More »

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Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies Conference

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Published January 11, 2019

You have until January 25th to register!

The Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies Conference started with a modest vision to explore and discover the potential of emerging, and potentially disruptive, technologies that could be applied to improve the conservation and management of our world’s fisheries.  While the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) led initial workshops and events, a broad coalition of Industry, Government, and Non-government institutions have come together to make the next event the biggest and best to date. Improvements in technology have almost always changed the world and this will be no different with respect to our oceans.  Are you ready for those changes?

Goals of the SAFET Conference

  • Improve and clarify the understanding of the existing MCS and supply chain… Read More »

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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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    Observing incidental harbour porpoise bycatch by remote electronic monitoring

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    Published October 16, 2018

    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

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    Published October 16, 2018

    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 Catch Quota Management and Choke Species – 2014

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    Published October 16, 2018

    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

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    Published October 16, 2018

    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

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    Published October 15, 2018

    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

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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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