Session 1: Why monitor fisheries and what to monitor
  1. The use of fishing monitoring data in two marine protected areas of Brazil, Jocemar Tomasino Mendoza (Fisheries Institute of São Paulo State, Brazil)
  2. Electronic monitoring (EM) of small purse-seine vessel. Basic standards for monitoring fishing activities and catches, Marlon H Roman ( Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission)
  3. Use of Observer Data in Rebuilding Overfished Species: A Port Specific Example, Steve Samana, NOAA Fisheries (USA)
  4. REKREA – Monitoring and inclusion of Danish marine recreational fisheries data in stock assessment, Hans Jakob Olesen, (DTU Aqua, Denmark)
  5. The Role of Observers in Re-establishing a Vertical Hook & Line Fishery in California, Kevin Stockmann (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  6. Observer Contributions to a US West Coast Success Story, Ryan Shama (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  7. Towards Stewardship: Beyond the Basics and How Do We Go Further, Vanessa J. Tuttle, (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  8. Finding the right tools for the job: the suite of monitoring approaches used to manage Alaskan fisheries, Jennifer Mongragon (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  9. Observing the impact of plastics in the Atlantic Ocean, Zachary Fyke (AIS observer, USA)
  10. The Development of Observer Protocols to Document Sea Scallop Quality, Lacey A. Bluemel (United States’ Northeast Fisheries Observer Program, USA)
  11. Fostering Growth Between Science and Compliance, Matthew Walia, (NOAA fisheries, USA)
  12. Monitoring to support the fishing sector and territorial management: São Paulo State Case, Brazil, Antônio Olinto Ávila-da-Silva (Fishing Institute, Brazil)
  13. Fisheries data collection – The Norwegian way, Tom Williams (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
  14. PIROP Observer Data – A Case for Cleaer Justification, Stuart J Arceneaux (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  15. A Regional Observer Program in Atlantic and Indian Oceans for the French purse seine-fishing fleet : OCUP, Relot (Oceanic Développement, France)
  16. Why We Should Pack Out Plastic, Zachary Fyke (NEFOP Observer (AIS), USA)
  17. Observing the impact of plastics in the Atlantic Ocean (NEFOP Observer (AIS), USA)
  18. Monitoring and Data Collection of Invasive Lionfish and Tiger Shrimp in the Southeast US, S. Phillip Bear (NOAA Fisheries/IAP, USA)
  19. Monitoring of purse seine tuna fisheries of foreign flag fishing vessels under 363 Mt in Peru, Salcedo, J. (Peruvian Institute of the Sea – IMARPE, Perú)
  20. Descriptive study on the level of knowledge of the regulations and behavior of the crew regarding the handling of the garbage generated on board in purse-seine fishing vessels in Chile, Luis Rodrigo Ossa Medina, (Institute of Fisheries Development, Chile)
  21. Use of the reflex impairment index in crab (Lithodes santolla) and its implementation in shrimp fleet vessels, Alejandro Pappi, Cecilia Mauna, Valeria Mango, Carla Firpo (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  22. Fisheries Sector and Observers working towards the conservation of porbeagle (Lamna nasus): post-capture survival alternatives, Raul Puliafito and Antonio Ceferino (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  23. Interaction and incidental morality of marine birds associated to fisheries in Argentina: period 2011-2015, Gabriel Blanco, (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  24. Observers program of the national institute of research and fishery development, Argentina 30 years of history, Gabriel Blanco, (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  25. Seabird tracking: a complementary tool for fishery management, Leia Navarro (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  26. Versatility and Proficiency; How Observers on the West Coast of the US contribute to the Conservation and Scientific Research of Protected Species, Jon McVeigh, (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  27. Sampling on board the Portuguese purse seine fleet, Diana Feijó, (Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, Portugal)
Session 2: Industry engagement with monitoring
  1. Observed changes in industry behaviour and fisheries management in the first three years of the Australian E-monitoring program and the next level of Industry engagement with EM, Brian Bates, Archipelago Marine Research (Australia)
  2. Involving Industry in the Collection of Needed West Coast Groundfish Data, Jim Benante, (PSMFC, USA)
  3. Improvements in bycatch reporting frequency from vessels in the CCAMLR Krill fishery, through industry engagement with CCAMLR observers, Isaac Forster (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Australia)
  4. Bridging the Gap: A case study documenting the need for increased communication with the fishing industry in support of successful fisheries management, Sara Weeks, (Northeast Fisheries Science Center,USA)
  5. Galulue Fa’atasi- An Ongoing Success Story of Observer Program and Industry Cooperation in the American Samoa Fisheries, Michael Marsik (NOAA fisheries, USA)
  6. PTNS 2.0: A case study on outreach when implementing a new technical update to an industry facing system, Margaret Heinichen (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  7. The Norwegian reference fleet – Feedback from participants and user groups, Tom Williams, (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)he Economic Advantage of Monitoring for the Fishing Industry, Julian Hawkins (Vericatch, Canada) 
  8. The Economic Advantage of Monitoring for the Fishing Industry, Julian Hawkins (Vericatch, Canada) 
  9. Electronic Monitoring and Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPS), Iain Pollard (Key Traceability Ltd, UK)
  10. Results of the first campaign to evaluate the abundance of patagoninan toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) between 53 and 54 ° S on board of the commercial vessel B / P Centurion of the Atlantic, Eduardo Aguilar, Gonzalo Troccoli & Patricia Martinez (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  11. Acoustic estimation of space distribution and abundance of long tail hake (Macruronus magellanicus) in a fishing tripo of the B / P TAI AN, Gabriel Blanco, (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  12. We Don’t Want to See That! A Case Study in Dealing With Industry Backlash after Observing a Federal Crime on EM Footage, Daniel Luers (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  13. Working Together to Work Together Better: A Review of Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder landings in northeast atlantic observer data over the last 20 years and a proposed method of working together better, Sara Fortuna, (NEFOP Observer, USA)
  14. Using scientific observer data to validate the pelagic self-sampling data, Martin Pastoors, (Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association, The Netherlands)
Session 3: Monitoring artisanal fisheries
  1. Monitoring Artisanal Fisheries with Watching Map Pro(tm): Now and Future, Greg Hammann (Marine Instruments, Spain)
  2. San Diego Artisanal Fisheries, the “Tuna Harbor Dockside Market”, And Zero Discard, Steven W. Todd (West Coast Groundfish Observer Program, USA)
  3. Challenges of the 60 Feet and Under Commercial Fishing Vessels in Alaskan Waters:An Observer Perspective, Bobbie Buzzell, (A.I.S, Inc  Observer, USA)
  4. Identifying fishing behaviours of inshore fishing vessels targeting crabs and lobsters around Scotland, Tania Mendo (Scottish Oceans Institute, UK)
  5. Using smart phones for datacollection for Fisheries Managment purposes, Jens Altern Wathne (Directorate of Fisheries, Norway)
  6. Caprella ungulina Mayer, 1903 (Amphipoda: Caprellidae): epizoan of Paralomis granulosa (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846) (Decapoda: Lithodidae) in Magellan waters, Chile, Álvaro Medina Mayorga (Institute of Fisheries Development, Chile)
  7. Monitoring the management of the artisanal fishery of concholepas choncholepas in the south coast of Peru, Alejandro Marcelo Gonzales Vargas (Fishing engenieer, Perú)
  8. Characterization of the fishing tactics of the Peruvian purse-seine fleet in the Peruvian sea, Gersson Roman Amancio, (Marine Institute of Peru-IMARPE, Peru)
  9. Monitoring of Loxechinus albus artisanal fishery for sustainable fisheries in the long run, Carlos Miguel Mauricio Vilches Martínez, (Institute of Fisheries Development, Chile)
  10. Observer program on board: Fishing Logs in the purse seine fleet for the monitoring of pelagic resources: A new observation platform in Peru, Marilú Bouchon Corrales, (Marine Institute of Peru-IMARPE, Peru)
  11. AIS data to inform small scale fisheries management and marine spatial planning, Tania Mendo (Scottish Oceans Institute, UK)
  12. Diseño, desarrollo e implementación de una plataforma de monitoreo para embarcaciones de la flota menor en el Sureste de México (Victor H. Lopez Chavez, Plenumsoft Marina, México)
Session 4: New approaches to analysing monitoring data
  1. Approaches to characterizing uncertainty  for fishery-level total bycatch estimates, Yong-Woo Lee, (NOAA Fisheries, USA WC)
  2. Recent Analytical Approaches and Advances for Addressing Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management of Southeastern Reef Fishes, Jordan Taylor, (Galveston Observer Program Gulf of Mexico Reef and Shrimp Observer Program, USA)
  3. Albatross Bycatch in Alaskan Longline Fisheries: Modeling rates to inform trends, Kimberly S. Dietrich (Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington, Oregon State University,Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, USA Alaska)
  4. Estimating unreported bycatch and discards in Norwegian Fisheries under a discards ban, Tom Clegg (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
  5. Electronically monitoring release method as a proxy for Pacific halibut discard mortality rates in the directed Pacific halibut longline fishery, Claude L. Dykstra (International Pacific Halibut Commission, USA Pacific)
  6. Two case studies of applying decision tree models to improving observer data quality: observer retention and species identification, Debra Duarte (NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, USA NE)
  7. Using Benford’s Law to evaluate observer data quality, Chad Demarest (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  8. U.S. Fish Bycatch Data Quality: Tier Classification System Results for 2005 vs. 2015, Lee Benaka (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
Session 5: Assessing bias from monitoring programs
  1. Estimation of anchovy fluid loss from its capture to its landing on board of fishing boats of the Peruvian Littoral, Manuel Ochoa Madrid, (Marine Institute of Peru-IMARPE, Peru)
  2. Use of Scottish Random Vessel Selection to Monitor Bias, James Dooley (Marine Scotland Science, UK)
  3. Low number of cooperative vessels: Can they conform to a reference fleet? Ana Claudia Fernandes (Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere -IPMA, Portugal)
  4. Seabird interactions and catch in Alaska trawl fisheries – supplemental data collection revisited, Kimberly S. Dietrich (Ocean Associates, Inc., USA)
  5. Survey sampling for fisheries monitoring in Brazil: implementation and analysis, Laura Villwock de Miranda (Fisheries Institute, Brazil)
  6. Optimum allocation of observers on board hake fishery vessels by multi-purpose sampling of hake catch (Merluccius hubbsi),  Lía Soledad Chavarría, (National
  7. Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  8. Monitoring of Chilean purse seine fleets through scientific observers and self-reporting logs: Implication of the origin of the data in the catch and discard estimates, Rodrigo Vega, (Institute of Fisheries Development, Chile)
  9. Observer effects on fishermen self-reporting of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the U.S. Atlantic Pelagic Longline fishery, Lawrence Beerkircher, (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
Session 6: Harmonizing and standardizing monitoring programs
  1. Observe: Database and operational software to monitor activities and catches in purse-seine and pelagic longline fisheries, Cauquil, (IRD, UMR MARBEC, Ob7, Indian Ocean)
  2. The Uniformity in Data Collection Between Pelagic Longline Gear and Alternative Gears: Greenstick Gear, Deep Drop Swordfish Gear, and Swordfish Buoy Gear, Samuel Young (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  3. U.S. Fish Bycatch Data Quality: Tier Classification System Results for 2005 vs. 2015, Lee Benaka (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
Session 7: Briefing and debriefing observers
  1. Comparison of in person vs remote debriefing, Alaska and Southeast, Patrick Caroll, (IAP World Service, USA)
  2. Communicating with Observers, Christa Colway (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  3. Fishery observers in the Patagonian scallop fishery (Zygochlamys patagonica) in the Argentine Sea. Performance evaluation. Contributions to knowledge, Susana Noemí Herrera, (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  4. Effective communication with observers, Sara-Jane Moore,(Marine Institute, Ireland)
Session 8: Observer training, safety and mental health
  1. Web portal for the northeast fisheries observer program, Erin Kupcha (Northeast Fisheries Science Center, USA)
  2. Infections at sea: catching more than just fish, Simon J. B. Gulak, (Riverside Technology Inc. USA)
  3. Preparing Observers for cross cultural experiences in training and in the field, Patrick Carroll (IAP World Service, USA)
  4. Assessing weather-related observer safety concerns in the US North Pacific: a ‘subjective’ approach, Veronica F. Frans (Saltwater, Inc., USA)
  5. Mental Health First Aid Training for Observer Program Staff, Christ Colway (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  6. Complacency Kills- Experience doesn’t Trump Safety, Paul Martin (Teamsters Union/ Seawatch, USA)
  7. A Life of Monitoring the Fisheries: Quantification of the Individual Sampling Effort of a North Pacific Groundfish Observer, Raul Ramirez (North Pacific Observer Program , USA Pacific)
  8. Enhancing Documentation Systems and Training to Encourage the Reporting of Problems all Observers May Face, Kristen Gustafson ( National Marine Fisheries Service, USA)
  9. Technologies in Marine Fisheries: #SAFETY, Ken Keene( NOAA Fisheries/NMFS/NEFSC, USA)
  10. Combating observer complacency in the most dangerous occupation in the US.  Is a progressive safety program worth its salt?, Jenna Rockwell (Fathom Resources, LLC, USA)
  11. Alternate Safety Equipment Examination Protocols, Kara Gibbons, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (USA)
  12. What is your Mental PPE? Michelle Camara, (Techsea International Inc, USA)
  13. To PFD or Not to PFD, Jenna Rockwell ( Fathom Resources LLC, USA)
  14. Observer Harassment – Risk Reduction of Situational Crime, Jaclyn Smith (National Marine Fisheries Service Office for Law Enforcement, USA)
  15. Frequency of Safety and Harassment Violations Types and the Factors that Impede Disclosure, Jaclyn Smith (National Marine Fisheries Service Office for Law Enforcement, USA Alaska)
  16. Discard program on board longline vessels: a scientific observer´s challenge, Victoria Escobar Toro (Institute of Fisheries Development, Chile)
  17. Personal safety and hygiene on board commercial or research vessels directed to scientific observers of fishing, Christian Oscar Piriz (Scientific observer of fishing INIDEP, Argentina)
  18. Argentina. Training of new observers during 2016, Gabriel Blanco, (National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development, Argentina)
  19. A Philosophy of Play: the difference between surviving and thriving at sea, Emily Miller (NOAA, USA)
  20. Continuous Improvement of Health and Safety and the Links between Training new Observers and Refreshing the Skills of Current Observers, Alexander Woods (Pacific Networks Limited, Nelson, New Zealand)
  21. Collaborative incident reporting between NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the West Coast Groundfish Observer Program: a systematic approach, Scott Leach, (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  22. Bridging the Gap Between Observer Harassment and Response, Marc Dragiewicz (NEFOP/MRAG observer, USA)
Session 9: Technology used by observers
  1. Trends in Satellite Monitoring of Vessels at Sea, Paul Whitaker, (KSAT – Kongsberg Satellite Services, Norway)
  2. Flatfish in the spotlight, learning from fish behaviour, Pieke Molenaar, (Wageningen Marine Research, IJmuiden, Netherlands)
  3. TAILS Port Sampling Application – Better and Faster Tuna Longline Port Sampling Data, Bruno Deprez (Pacific Community , SPC)
  4. The ‘catch-cam’, a portable, low budget, easy to build electronic monitoring system, A.T.M. van Helmond (Wageningen Marine Research, The Netherlands)
  5. Challenges with the implementation of ER and EM in the Solomon Islands fisheries monitoring, Derrick Tagosia, ( Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Salomon Islands)
  6. An Observer’s Perspective:  Transitioning to Paperless Electronic Data Collection, James Grunden ( NOAA fisheries, USA)
  7. Observer Benefits of Advanced Technology in the Northeast Fishery Observer Program, Ryan Flannery (Northeast Fisheries Observer Program/East West Technical Services, USA)
  8. Improving Observer Programs through Incorporation of a Data Transfer Application on Tablet Computers, H.E. Moncrief-Cox (Riverside Technology Inc, USA)
  9. Creating more accurate and timely data with the paperless At-Sea Monitoring study, Ashley Traverse-Taylor, (National Marine Fisheries Service, USA)
  10. NEMESYS : An electronic data collection application for on-board fisheries observers on the Irish Nephrops directed fishery, Helen McCormick (Marine Institute Rinville Oranmore, Ireland)
  11. Nephrop electronic data collection, Peter Gibson (Marine Scotland Science, UK)
  12. Migration to OPTECS Introduces Positive Changes in Sampling Flow and Observer Life, Eric Brasseur, (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, USA)
Session 10: Operationalizing technology-based monitoring: learning from programs around the world
  1. Electronic monitoring pilot projects in surface longline fisheries, Genma Laso Rodríguez, (FishData Research S.L., Spain)
  2. Comparing electronic monitoring system with observer data for estimating non target catch and discards on French tropical tuna purse seine vessels, Briand (IRD, UMR MARBEC, Ob7, France)
  3. Electronic Monitoring in the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Fishery: Best Practices, Justin Kavanaugh (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  4. A comparison of data collection from observers and CCTV systems in the Scottish demersal fleet, James Dooley(Marine Scotland Science, UK)
  5. The Role of NGO Partnerships in Monitoring: Developments from the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fishery, Melissa Mahoney (Environmental Defense Fund, USA)
  6. Elements for Successful Scalin of Electronic Monitoring, Helen Takade-Heumacher (Environmental Defense Fund, USA)
  7. Man Versus Machine: transforming fisheries management with technology investments, Dr. Amos Barkai, (OLSPS, South Africa)
  8. Lessons from EM Implementation in Two US Fisheries, Morgan Wealti (Saltwater, USA)
  9. An exhaustive sampling approach for fish data collection, using an automatic measuring system, Cesar Silva (Fishmetrics, Portugal)
  10. Estimating seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries in the Danish Øresund using Remote Electronic Monitoring, Gildas Glemarec (DTU Aqua, Denmark)
  11. Electronic Monitoring in the U.S. West Coast and Alaska Groundfish Fisher,Courtney Paiva (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, USA WC)
  12. The landing obligation in European fisheries: discard reporting by observer programs and automatic technology, Julio Valeiras, (Spanish Oceanographic Institute. Spain)
  13. Implementation of Electronic Monitoring on verification of Good Practices Agreement compliance, Gonzalo Legorburu, (Digital Observer Services, Spain)
  14. Further development of video electronic monitoring system to estimate protected species bycatch in shrimp trawl fisheries, John Carlson,(NOAA Fisheries, USA)
Session 11: The future of monitoring programs
  1. On board automatic identification and quantification of the total catch: the iObserver, Carlos Vilas ( Institute of Marine Research – CSIC, Spain)
  2. Addressing EM scalability with innovative technology, Amanda Barney (Ecotrust, Canada)
  3. Advancements in Electronic Monitoring–using wireless data technology, broadband VMS, and smart cameras to monitor the New England ground fish fishery, Joshua Wiersma (Environmental Defense Fund, USA)
  4. Looking for trouble: protected species in the Common Fisheries Policy, Couperus (Wageningen University – Marine Research, The Netherlands)
  5. Combining fisheries monitoring with citizen science to track changing trends: extending eBird’s reach to the open ocean, Orfhlaith O’Brien (East West Technical Services, LLC, USA)
  6. Alternative fishing method to save California fishing heritage, the deep set buoy gear approach, Jody Van Niekerk (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, USA WC)
  7. Testing the effectiveness of electronically monitoring slippage in the midwater trawl herring and mackerel fisheries of the Northeast US, Nichole Rossi, (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  8. The vital role of observer specimen collections in the advancement of trophic ecology, Nathan Mertz (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  9. Sustainable Practices for the Pelagic Observer Program, Thomas J. Morrell, (Riverside Technology, USA)
  10. Advances in the automated detection and recording of capture events from on-vessel video footage, Tuck, G.N.(CSIRO Oceand and Atmosphere, Australia)
  11. Responsive Observer Deployment Solutions for Northeast United States Fisheries, Heidi K. Marotta (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  12. Great news: technology is finally at a point where we can build sophisticated machine learning applications that run on mass market devices. Challenges and opportunities for remote fisheries monitoring, Farron R. Wallace (NOAA Fisheries, USA)
  13. Further development of video electronic monitoring system to estimate protected species bycatch in shrimp trawl fisheries, John Carlson,(NOAA Fisheries, USA)

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