Harassment of Fisheries Observers More Than Doubles –

WASHINGTON – May 16 – Attacks against independent monitors of U.S. fishing fleets more than doubled between 2007 and 2011, according to official figures posted today by the Association for Professional Observers (APO) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). continued

Open Letter to Federal Fishery Permit Holders in the Northeast Regarding Observers and at-Sea Monitors -Dear Stakeholders and Interested Parties: Today, leadership from NOAA Fisheries Northeast and the Chairmen of the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils issued an open letter to the fishing industry urging cooperation and respect for fishery observers and at-sea monitors during what is a difficult fishing year for many Read it here