- SAFET Session #1 -
New Models, New Applications: Advances in Fisheries Electronic Monitoring
SAFET 2020/2021 Webinar Series #1
was held online Sept. 24, 2020
New and emerging technologies are helping to solve some of the most serious challenges we face in fisheries today. Many of these challenges center on the need to improve the link between fishermen and managers by increasing fishery monitoring levels globally. Efforts to reduce monitoring costs in fisheries with high levels of accountability while enabling monitoring in fisheries where monitoring is currently limited due to operational or institutional constraints are ongoing and advances in camera based electronic monitoring programs are playing a key role. Two key technological advances are the use of machine learning techniques to help convert large amounts of video and GPS data into a management ready format through the video review process and improvements in the ways that data are transmitted from the vessel to managers.