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Projected Cost of Providing Electronic Monitoring to 100 Vessels in the New England Groundfish Fishery

Chris McGuire

Published April 15, 2019

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has issued a report to the New England Fisheries Management Council that estimates the expected costs for installing and operating EM systems on one hundred groundfish vessels for three years. Using data from the fishing year 2017 groundfish EM program, TNC contracted with CapLog Group LLC to develop the report’s detailed projections, meant to inform the Council, federal policymakers and other stakeholders as broader roll-out of EM is considered in New England.

We welcome your questions and comments about this report. Please provide those as comments in the box below, or email the TNC staff directly at geoffrey_smith@tnc.org and cmcguire@tnc.org .

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Projects in the Field: EM Technology Advancements in the New England Groundfish Maximized Retention Program

Mark Hager

Published April 3, 2019

Projects in the Field is a series of independently produced articles profiling work supported by NFWF’s Electronic Monitoring & Reporting Grant Program, and is meant to raise awareness and support for these important initiatives. As always, your feedback is welcome.

The Gulf of Maine Research institute (GMRI) is committed to developing Electronic Monitoring (EM) into a powerful and affordable fisheries monitoring tool. To date, many electronic monitoring efforts have failed to scale and have not proven cost effective due to technology constraints. Through their Maximized Retention EM Program, GMRI is addressing these constraints by utilizing advanced EM technology in the New England Multispecies Groundfish Fishery.

The Maximized Retention EM Program is designed to improve the timeliness and accuracy of… Read More »

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Measuring congruence between electronic monitoring and logbook data in Australian Commonwealth longline and gillnet fisheries

EM Info Admin

Published March 22, 2019

Timothy J. Emery, Rocio Noriega, Ashley J. Williams and James Larcombe

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Abstract

Electronic monitoring (EM) has the capacity to collect fisheries-dependent data to support 
fisheries management decision-making. Following successful pilot studies, EM was 
introduced into several Australian Commonwealth fisheries in 2015, including the Eastern 
Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF) and the Gillnet, Hook and Trap (GHAT) sector of the 
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF).

We compared two years of EM 
analyst and fisher-reported logbook data from the ETBF and GHAT sector to examine the 
level of congruence in reporting of both retained and discarded catch and protected species 
interactions. In general, congruence between EM analyst and fisher-reported logbook data 
in both the ETBF… Read More »

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EDF Launches Smart Boat Initiative to Help Recover Global Fisheries

EM Info Admin

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.

“Just as smart phones provided a platform for a wave of… 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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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

EM Info Admin

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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