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Data Analysis

Using data from previous fishing years, our marine resource economist, Dr. Jenny Sun, is analyzing the efficiency of the current at-sea monitoring program and working to develop an alternative mechanism to allocating at-sea observer coverage. Ultimately, this could improve the overall accuracy and efficiency of the at-sea monitoring program and provide some relief to smaller vessels faced with disproportionately high at-sea monitoring costs.

At-Sea Monitoring Allocation Scheme Analysis (PDF)
An in-depth look at the method used to assign on-board observers to vessels

Sun, Chin-Hwa Jenny and Leah Fine, “A Cost-Effective Discards-Proportional At-Sea Monitoring Allocation Scheme for the Groundfish Fishery in New England,” Marine Policy, 66(2016):75-82. (WEB)