National Fisherman

The New England Fishery Management Council is forming an ad hoc electronic monitoring working group.

 Its members will be asked to identify any existing barriers or necessary steps that would enhance groundfish sector operations plan(s), in particular those plans that rely on electronic monitoring as a primary mechanism to achieve their stated compliance and catch attribution goals. 


Deadline: Statements of Interest are due at the Council office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013

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