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Request for Proposals: Hawaii Longline Electronic Reporting Project (Closed)

January 28, 2014

Background Information
The Hawaii longline fishery is managed under the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP). Through regulations promulgated under the FEP, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) monitors the Hawaii longline fishery through logbook and observer data. In 2012, NMFS initiated a national effort to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with the adoption of electronic reporting in fishery-dependent data collection programs. NMFS has issued a policy directive that encourages and endorses the use of electronic reporting technologies where appropriate.

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