Cameras and electronic monitoring are becoming more prevalent in fisheries management. This trend is expected to continue.
In Australia, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have cameras on vessels in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (ETBF), and the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery net sector. A minimum of 10% of the footage from these cameras is viewed.
Current methods of video and image analysis remain slow, labour intensive and the associated costs can be substantial
Industry, government and management agencies cover these costs
Cost reductions could free-up resources for other things
Accuracy of analysis also varies widely across observers, and video analysts
Five on-vessel observers have died in the past six years in the western pacific longline fishery
Image and video analytics would be
We have developed video analytic tools to decrease time and effort to process on-vessel footage
Current efforts involve building and rolling out operational capability
We anticipate an initial roll-out and trial application within one year
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