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Observer Program Restructuring Will Simplify Reporting

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Fishing vessel owners have just over eight months to get familiar with the new rules of the observer program. NOAA Fisheries has used the program since 1972 to collect data for use in bycatch reduction, stock assessment, protecting certain species, gear research and regulations compliance. Martin Loefflad is the director of the Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division for …

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