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National observer program FY 2011 annual report
  • Published Date:
    2012
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Marine Fisheries Service,
  • Description:
    "During FY 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) executed observer programs in each region with over 1,000 observers and 79,570 sea days observed in 47 fisheries nationwide. The NMFS increased observer coverage in the Northeast and Northwest regions to collect data used to monitor new catch and bycatch limits established under new catch share management measures in the Northeast multispecies groundfish fishery and the Northwest trawl rationalization program. Although NMFS did not receive its congressional appropriation until July 2011, nearly 10 months into the fiscal year, observer programs managed to set a record number of sea days observed in fiscal year (FY) 2011."--Executive summary.

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