NMFS Sets 16 Percent Observer Coverage Level for NE Groundfish Sector for 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 16, 2017
The National Marine Fisheries Service announced a 16 percent at-sea monitoring coverage level target for groundfish sector trips in the Northeast for 2017.
This target coverage level is a 2 percentage point increase from the 2016 coverage level (14 percent). The target coverage level is set based on an average of at-sea monitoring data from the past 3 full groundfish fishing years, so the 2017 level is set based on data from the 2013-2015 years.
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