E-monitoring technologies are being trialled onboard vessels in some fisheries for their potential benefits in improving management, reporting, and cost efficiencies [e.g. 1]. They have the potential to ensure data collections are timely, accurate, adaptable to emerging needs, and capable of providing data at a scale that will support management and scientific needs . Furthermore, E-monitoring has the potential to expand the data collected by freeing at-sea observers to concentrate on data fields or tasks that cannot be collected via E-Monitoring.
Literature in this category is, as yet, very limited but it is expected to include studies, trials and reports that document the advantages and disadvantages of E-monitoring for bycatch species. Studies that describe best practices and technical specifications, as well as issues that require further work, will also be assigned this category.
- Ruiz, J., Batty, A., Chavance, P., McElderry, H., Restrepo, V., Sharples, P., Santos, J. and Urtizberea, A. 2015. Electronic monitoring trials on in the tropical tuna purse-seine fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 1201-1213.
- Anon. 2015. Fisheries Electronic technology implementation plan - Highly Migratory Species NOAA Fisheries Service, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, Office of Sustainable Fisheries Electronic technology implementation plan - Highly Migratory Species.