Cost effective monitoring in Australia's tuna longline fisheries
Driver’s for considering e-monitoring 1. Cost of human observers – Cost is ~ A$800,000; Total cost recovered from industry A$1.6million; and Observer costs account for ~50% of total costs for industry 2. Workplace Health and Safety concerns 3. Compliance 4. Data quality from logbooks 5. Observer effect The presentation covers: data needs - analysis; commercial trial; benefits; costs; stakeholder perspectives; e-monitoring; summary; and what next.