A Message from John Bullard – Looking Forward to Looking Back: Electronic Monitoring in New England Groundfish

Electronic monitoring (EM) is being used for catch monitoring and reporting compliance in fisheries worldwide, but use in the Northeast has been somewhat limited. There are always challenges with ensuring the accuracy of self-reported fisheries catch data, but EM represents a new suite of tools to improve reporting accuracy and increase catch monitoring. If we want to provide scientists with the best information possible and manage our fisheries sustainably, then we need to consider all of the tools in the toolbox. click here to read the story 07:27 (The tool box is full of monkey wrenches and ball peen hammers)

  • Rocky Novello

    MR. BULLARD , IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS , N.O.A.A. AND IT’S MANAGEMENT COUNSELS HAVE DESTROYED 70% OF THE USA GROUND-FISH INDUSTRY AND THEIR FISHING FAMILIES WITH YOUR RULES & REGULATIONS !!

    GIVE USA FISHERMEN A CHANCE TO USE THEIR OCEAN KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE OF FISHING INTO USA FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, WHICH IS NOW BEING DESTROYED !
    AFTER ALL FISHERMEN ARE THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE OF OUR OCEANS !!

    GIVE FISHERMEN AND THEIR COMMUNITIES SAY IN ALL FISHING MATTERS IN THEIR AREA ? MR. BULLARD AS YOU SAY YOU CARE ABOUT FISH,FISHERMEN AND THEIR COMMUNITIES ? PROVE IT ??