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NOAA says “no way” to electronic boat monitoring for two years

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement patrol boat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW

After refusing to implement an electronic monitoring program developed by fishermen, NOAA Fisheries is moving forward with a plan of its own to test cameras on boats this spring.
But a top official who met with Sitka fishermen this week (1-16-13) said too many questions remain about the system, and there’s no way a functional electronic monitoring program could be ready in the next two years.... (audio/text) >