NOAA Fisheries to Reimburse At-Sea Monitoring Costs

posted by Walt Perkins - 

NOAA Fisheries will pay for all at-sea monitoring costs for fishing year 2018. Any groundfish sector trip beginning on or after May 1, 2018 that was selected for at-sea monitoring coverage is eligible for reimbursement. NOAA will also reimburse the industry for an additional 25 percent of their at-sea monitoring costs in fishing year 2017 using remaining prior year funds, bringing the total reimbursement for 2017 to approximately 85 percent.

 This reimbursement was provided for by Congress through an FY18 funding increase for groundfish at-sea monitoring.

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