The has announced grants totaling $3.35 million through its Electronic Monitoring and Reporting grant program.
Launched in 2015 to catalyze the adoption of electronic technologies in U.S. fisheries, the program aims to advance regional-scale implementation of electronic monitoring and reporting solutions in commercial and recreational fisheries around the country. The second-round grants, which will be matched by nearly $3.23 million in additional support from the grantees, will support conservation work in ten states: Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Texas, and Washington. The program also is supported by the and the .
"We've seen increasing demand for more data to support sustainable fisheries," said Eileen Sobeck, assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. "Implementing projects with camera systems and other monitoring and reporting technology can supplement human observers and help us build efficiencies, while meeting our information needs."
For a list of awarded grants in this funding round, see the NFWF website.