Summary report of the International Workshop on Application of Electronic Monitoring Systems in Tuna Longline Fisheries. ISSF Technical Report 2016-07
The Workshop was convened for the purpose of discussing the potential use of electronic monitoring system (EMS), particularly in tuna fisheries. The Workshop objectives were to (i) build on lessons learned to explore how EM can be implemented in tropical tuna fisheries; (ii) build broader awareness of EM technologies among stakeholders, including regulators, managers, industry and the public; and (iii) identify key implementation challenges and develop specific recommendations for EMS implementation in tuna RFMOs or in national programs. The Workshop was organized by the Fisheries Agency of Taiwan (FA) and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). The Overseas Fisheries Development Council and the Fisheries Development Council International helped coorganize the Workshop.