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Current Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems as of May 1, 2015

Posted May 1, 2015

NMFS announces the final location for the May 2015 installations of Electronic Monitoring (EM) systems, and provides important information on funding for electronic monitoring, as follows:

Dates and Locations of Pre-Scheduled May EM Installations

Date Range (2015)

Name of Port

May 11 through 17, & 19 through 25

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

May 11 through 17, & 19 through 25

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Funding Policy for Non-Eligible Vessels


Other Reminders about EM Installation

Other installations: If a vessel owner and /or operator of a pelagic longline vessel is not able to coordinate installation on one of the dates and locations listed in Table 1, the vessel operator must contact the EM technicians at Saltwater Inc. at 800-770-3241, in order to determine whether another mutually-agreed upon location and date before June 1, 2015, is feasible for installation and training.  NMFS cannot guarantee that an alternate date will be feasible, given the limited funding and time available to complete installation of, and training on the operation of the EM equipment.  Therefore, vessel owners and/or operators should make a concerted effort to make plans to adhere to the EM installation schedule.

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,  Craig Cockrell at 301-427-8503, or Jennifer Cudney at 727-824-5399.  

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