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Electronic Monitoring Systems Information for Pelagic Longline Vessels

Posted April 3, 2015

This document repeats vital information, and provides additional instructions regarding the installation of Electronic Monitoring (EM) systems, organized by subject:

Scope of EM Requirement – Who Needs to Install Video Camera Systems?

As of June 1, 2015, a vessel with an Atlantic Tunas Longline category permit may not depart on a fishing trip with pelagic longline gear on board unless it has an installed, operable, and certified electronic monitoring system.

Scheduling Installation of EM Systems

 Dates and Locations of Electronic Monitoring Installations.

Date Range (2015)

Name of Port

April 14 through 23

Wanchese, North Carolina

Dulac, Louisiana

May 11 through 17, and 19 through 25

*To Be Determined

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

*Contact Saltwater, Inc., or NMFS Highly Migratory Species Division staff at (978) 281-9260 to suggest a location for this May installation, as the location has not yet been determined.  NMFS will schedule the location to accommodate vessel owners and minimize travel costs to the extent possible.

Funding for Installation of EM Systems

Additional Details and Requirements for Installation

After Installation Procedures

Chang Zhao / Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT)
8380 Colesville Road
Suite 100-A
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Additional Reminders

This notice is a courtesy to HMS fishery participants to help keep you informed about the fishery.  For further information, contact Thomas Warren or Brad McHale at 978-281-9260.  This information will also be posted on the HMS website at:

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