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Groundfish Sector At-Sea Monitoring Provider Applications Due October 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 11, 2018

Sector at-sea monitoring provider applications for fishing years 2019 and 2020 are due October 1, 2018.

If you would like to provide at-sea monitoring (ASM) services to groundfish sectors in fishing years 2019 and 2020 (May 1, 2019, through April 30, 2021), you must submit an application by October 1, 2018. 

Refer to the posted Fishery Bulletin for more information on what to include in an application. 

We will review your application in accordance with the monitoring provider standards. For currently operating ASM providers, our review will also include an evaluation of your past performance in comparison to the at-sea monitoring operational standards, to determine whether to approve your company for fishing years 2019 and 2020.  

Approvals will cover both fishing year 2019 and fishing year 2020, and final decisions will be published in the Federal Register in November. There will be a subsequent opportunity to apply to be approved as an ASM provider only for fishing year 2020. 

Questions? Contact Kyle Molton, Regional Office, at 978-281-9236