Papers & Presentations

More data for the money: Improvements in design and cost efficiency of electronic monitoring in the Danish cod catch quota management trial

Highlights

  • Electronic Monitoring (EM) with video can measure discards with high precision.
  • Technical developments have increased EM reliability
  • Video audit time has been reduced via improved procedures and technical solutions.
  • EM is a cost-effective tool to ensure compliance with discard regulations.
  • Abstract: Electronic Monitoring (EM) with video is a tool often mentioned to ensure compliance with fishing regulations while vessels are at sea. Since 2008, several trials have been conducted in the European Union on the use of EM. One of the largest and longest running European trials was the 2010–2016 Cod Catch Quota Management trial (CCQM) in Denmark. This paper reviews the methods and experiences gained from this trial, with focus on the last two years where criteria for… Read More »


    Design Considerations to Optimize Monitoring for Canada’s Pacific Region Fisheries

    McElderry, H and Meintzer, P. 2019. Unpublished report prepared for Fisheries and Oceans Canada by Archipelago Marine Fisheries Ltd., Victoria, BC. Canada. 40p.

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    Executive Summary

    This paper is intended for the broad community of stakeholders who are involved in the design, implementation, operation, and evaluation of fishery monitoring programs. Although we focus on Canada’s Pacific Region as a case study for this paper, the methodology and observations we present apply to any fishery that is attempting to improve their catch monitoring systems. It is important to clarify that this paper is not intended to judge the adequacy of existing fishery monitoring systems, as we recognize that the choices made are often a trade-off between many factors…. Read More »


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

    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 »


    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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