NOAA Confirms 2022 At-Sea Monitoring Coverage Levels for Northeast Groundfish Sector
NOAA Fisheries announced that for the 2022 fishing year, the total target at-sea monitoring coverall level will be 99% of all groundfish sector trips subject to the at-sea monitoring program.
NOAA said it considered a “variety of factors” when it determined the coverage level for 2022 and wrote a letter to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) to explain their decision.
In a bulletin, NOAA also said it has the funds to reimburse the industry for its at-sea monitoring costs...
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