NOAA Revises 2022 At-Sea Monitoring Coverage Target For Groundfish Sector Fishery
On Tuesday NOAA Fisheries released an update on at-sea monitoring coverage for the groundfish sector for the remainder of the 2022 fishing year, which runs through April 30, 2023. According to the revision, sectors will be required to have human at-sea monitors on 80% of all vessel trips subject to the groundfish sector monitoring program.
NOAA had previously announced in December 2021 that the total target at-sea monitoring overall level would be at 99%. The agency said at the time that they considered a...
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