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