As some of you may recall, we started EMInformation.com in 2014 to support the first National Electronic Monitoring Workshop, held in Seattle. We didn’t know then that it would grow into something more, but as electronic monitoring and reporting (EMR) for fisheries management have evolved, so have we.
Today we’re launching a completely new website, but our objectives are unchanged: to serve as a neutral information platform, and to provide opportunities for direct engagement among the people and organizations that are redefining both the practice and the potential of fisheries management.
In addition to changing our name we’ve re-organized how we present information on our site. And we’re introducing a Slack interface to enable focused, real-time communications across what we think of as the EM4Fish community. We’re grateful to you for being part of that community, and to our supporters for making this platform possible. They include Environmental Defense Fund, Kingfisher Foundation, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and Net Gains Alliance. We are grateful also to the EM4Fish Steering Committee; you know who you are!
I manage EM4Fish with considerable help from Editorial Assistant Kim Diep. As we relaunch, I also want to acknowledge designer/developers Callie Cullum and Christina Petrie. Callie, Christina and Kim are a dream team.
If you’re involved in fisheries-related EMR or a related field, this is your place, and we’re interested to hear how we can support and advance awareness of the work you’re doing. Drop us a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.