In August 2018, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), with its partners, launched a Maximized Retention Electronic Monitoring (MREM) program, in which a dockside monitoring (DSM) component run by the NEFSC works in tandem with an electronic monitoring (EM) component to provide a complete monitoring program of kept and discarded fish on vessels operating in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery. The following preliminary report describes program execution and the first year of data collection, spanning August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, and focuses only on the EM component and the primary review conducted by GMRI. It does not include analyses by the NEFSC or an evaluation of the dockside monitoring component. All future reports will be aligned with the NE Multispecies fishing year.
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