National Marine Fisheries Service

04/29/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/29/2021 08:44

Electronic Monitoring: Technology to Ensure Sustainable Fisheries

Electronic monitoring is a tool used to collect fishing data that support and improve stock assessments and ensure that catch limits are sustainable in the long term. NOAA Fisheries is investing in technology that fishermen use to track their catch. These new technologies hold promise in making data collection more timely, accurate, and cost-efficient.

Check out a new podcast series below to find out how electronic monitoring helps ensure sustainable fisheries.

Electronic Monitoring Podcast Series

Monitoring Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Podcast #1

Hear about the ins and outs of electronic monitoring and how NOAA Fisheries is investing in technology fishermen can use to track their catch to assist in making data collection more timely, accurate, and cost-efficient.

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The electronic monitoring system on this fishing vessel includes cameras attached to the vessel's stabilizers.

Monitoring Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Podcast #2

Join Brett Alger for our second podcast in the electronic monitoring series where we look at privacy concerns, costs, and Agency guidance.

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This on-board camera is filming activities on a fishing vessel.

Monitoring Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Podcast #3

Catch up with Brett Alger in the final installment of our electronic monitoring podcast series to take a a look at the what the future holds for this industry.

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Birdseye view from an electronic monitoring camera on a fishing vessel.

Storymap: Technology, Monitoring, and Sustainable Fisheries

How cameras, sensors, and other advances are improving the science-based management of commercial fisheries.

Explore the storymap

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Close up of electronic monitoring camera.