Seattle meeting of stakeholders looks into electronic monitoring of fishing and catch reporting
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS-- January 16, 2014 -- About 160 people came together January 8th-9th in Seattle to look into
the potential for improved catch monitoring and increased accountability
as this period of tight federal budgets – along with the rising costs
of human observers – have combined to make electronic reporting (ER) and
electronic monitoring (EM) high-priority issues in federal fisheries
The “National Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Workshop” was supported by a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with matching funds provided by EDF.
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