Electronic Monitoring (EM) is one method of ensuring that all fish harvested and/or discarded at-sea are accounted for. Since 2019, the effectiveness of EM has been studied, thanks to the participation of volunteer catcher vessels and shoreside processors from the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska pelagic pollock fisheries and a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.
MTC vessels are committed to accountability and they care about healthy fisheries. Our members pioneered EM on the West Coast and are now participating in growing the program in the North Pacific.
For a broad overview of what’s happening in the world of EM, read a 2023 update on the project here.