Study Fleet: General Data Collection and Support
Study Fleet has the capability to collect various types of biological information as well as having multiple collection efforts going on at the same time. Not only do our fishermen self report on catch data but we also have sea sampling technicians who are able to collect highly specific sets of data using our various resources.
Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting (eVTR)
This project is specifically focused on setting up Study Fleet vessels with electronic vessel trip reporting capabilities. The project will provide information and support to managers and industry members relative to electronic vessel trip reporting performance. A representative group of sectors (trawl vs. fixed gear from Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and Southern New England) is also being sought to assess the role and potential benefits of electronic reporing in sector monitoring. This project will assess the potential timeliness and data quality benefits of electronically submitted vessel trip reports.