New NOAA monitoring possible in 2018


August 10, 2017

Photo courtesy of Darrel Terry

The Duncan Canal White Alice Communications site as it appeared in 1969. The two-story building at left center held the kitchen, dining and rec rooms, walk-in freezer, crew rooms, bathroom, laundry and library. The story and more photos on pages 14 through 17.

Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM) system instead.

 NOAA Fisheries is integrating EM into the North Pacific Observer Program for the 2018 fishing year. An EM system uses cameras and associated sensors to passively record and monitor fishing activities-work traditionally accomplished by human observers placed onboard commercial fishing vessels to collect data.

Information collected by observers while aboard commercial fishing ve...

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