Implementing Electronic Monitoring and Reporting in U.S. Fisheries Management

Thursday, August 20, 2015: 8:00 AM-5:20 PM
B-112 (Oregon Convention Center)
Government leaders and fishery stakeholders are increasingly interested in promoting the use of technology – electronic monitoring and reporting – in fishery monitoring systems to reduce cost, meet increasing data demands, and improve accountability.  The 2007 amendments to the Magnuson Stevens Act highlighted the importance of accountability and in August 2014 NOAA Fisheries issued a policy directive and guidance on incorporating electronic technologies into fishery dependent data collection systems.  In spring 2015 each NMFS region will have completed an implementation plan for electronic monitoring and reporting in their region.  

Fishery managers around the U.S. are now struggling with the practical steps necessary to incorporate these new systems into existing fishery dependent data collection programs while ensuring alignment of management goals, data needs, funding sources and regulations. The objective of the session is to explore some of the principal science, data, and management issues of incorporating greater use of technology into fishery dependent data systems.  This symposium will bring together presenters who will frame these issues and share information about the ways government scientists and resource managers, stakeholders, and others are working to address them.

Chair:
Erika Feller
Organizers:
Dorothy Lowman, Eric Brazer, George Lapointe, Melissa Hooper and Kelly Denit
8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
9:20 AM
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Rockfish: Human-Based Video Review in a Hardware-Focused World Courtney Donovan, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Alia Al-Humaidhi, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Nathan Braun, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Andrew Theriault, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Christi Campbell, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Dave Colpo, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
10:00 AM
Thursday Morning Break
10:20 AM
Data Management & Integration Panel Discussion
11:20 AM
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dockside Monitoring Using an Electronic Reporting System in the Maryland Blue Crab Fishery H. Ward Slacum Jr., Oyster Recovery Partnership; Brenda Davis, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Colden V. Baxter, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Ryan Corbin, Versar, Inc.; Steve Early, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Jennifer Walters, Oyster Recovery Partnership; Kara Muzia, Oyster Recovery Partnership; Bryan Stevenson, Electric Edge Systems Group_Makers of FACTS
12:00 PM
Thursday Lunch Break
1:20 PM
Standards Panel Discussion
2:00 PM
Developing a Successful Operational EM Program Howard McElderry, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.; Maria Jose Pria, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.; Rick Stanley, Independent
2:20 PM
EM Implementation - a View from the Front Lines Nancy Munro, Saltwater Inc.; Kathryn Carovano, Saltwater Inc.; Morgan Wealti, Saltwater Inc.; Jared Fuller, Saltwater Inc.; Eric Torgerson, Chordata LLC
2:40 PM
Electronic Monitoring in Pacific Groundfish Fisheries-Moving Forward Stephen Freese, National Marine Fisheries Service
3:00 PM
Thursday Afternoon Break
3:20 PM
Electronic Monitoring As a Compliance Tool in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Catch Share Fishery Alia Al-Humaidhi, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Courtney Donovan, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; Dave Colpo, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
4:00 PM
Electronic Monitoring from a North Pacific Fishery Management Council Perspective Bill Tweit, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
4:20 PM
Process Panel Discussion
5:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
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