As of 2019, camera-based EM systems continue to be deployed on whiting, fixed gear, and trawl vessels operating in the Pacific IFQ trawl sector under an extended EFP program. Council activities during 2019 and 2020 will include NMFS and the Council’s Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy and Technical Advisory Committees discussions and development of program guidelines and business rules to implement third-party video review. There may also be an amendment to the recently published final rule due to inconsistencies with language coming out of recent NOAA National EM Policy Directives.
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