Fishermen’s Data Portal
The AEB serves as the Principal Investigator for a one-year project funded by Net Gains Alliance, to develop a fishermen-centric data portal. This portal leverages data streams already accessed through the pollock Trawl EM project, to provide fishermen with real-time bycatch hotspot mapping and Prohibited Species Catch rate tracking. This portal allows fishermen to access their own current and historical landings data, EM feedback reports, and track aggregated fleet-wide PSC- and target-catch rates to increase operational efficiency and improve conservation. Initial testing of the portal occurred during 2021 pollock A season, and will be fully implemented by 2022.