Catalyzing the Growth of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries (2018)


CEA Consulting

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CEA Consulting. 2018. "Catalyzing the Growth of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries."


This paper presents a brief overview of the current state of EM, the benefits of the technology, and the main barriers to broader adoption, as well as a set of recommendations to help catalyze the growth of EM in fisheries. Recommendations are organized around the primary barriers to adoption presented in the paper, and a set of overarching near-term priorities for catalyzing the growth of EM are offered at the end of the report. More than 40 EM experts representing NGOs, foundations, regulators, seafood and catch-sector companies, and EM providers were interviewed as a part of this project, and their perspectives have been invaluable in synthesizing the current state of EM and collating a set of recommendations for advancing the tool. These perspectives have been supplemented with a review of the EM literature.

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