Objective:¬†Implementation of Electronic Monitoring (EM) as a Compliance Monitoring tool on participating EFP vessels to achieve effective individual accountability of catch and bycatch in the Pacific Trawl Rationalization Program, with anticipated EM regulation in the Whiting and Fixed Gear fleets in 2017. PSMFC is also testing the viability of EM as a source of data to document total catch accounting on longline vessels in the Alaska groundfish fisheries. more…