This password-protected website allows commercial fishers, fisheries managers and marine scientists to exchange knowledge produced through electronic monitoring (EM) of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.
This Data and Communications Portal (DCP) is a product of the Center for Fisheries Electronic Monitoring at Mote Marine Laboratory (CFEMM). Mote is an independent, nonprofit institution that has led diverse marine science programs for more than 65 years, including decades of fisheries science.
Members of the commercial fishing industry can:
Fishery managers can:
EM—required in some U.S. fisheries and currently being investigated for the Gulf—involves deploying video cameras and sensors on fishing vessels and allowing scientists to analyze the results confidentially in the lab. EM is designed to fill monitoring gaps and complement the valuable monitoring systems already in place, such as on-board observer programs, captains’ logbooks, and vessel monitoring systems (VMS) with the goal of supporting sustainable, productive management and fishing practices.
CFEMM is the only program dedicated to developing and assessing electronic monitoring (EM) technology as a tool in the Gulf of Mexico snapper grouper fishery to better meet the strong demand for accurate, independent data to ensure long-term fishery health. Visit our main CFEMM page here: mote.org/CFEMM