2018: Review of draft procedural directive, extension of EFP

In June the Council reviewed the draft procedural directive on cost allocation in electronic monitoring programs and drafted a letter providing comments and requesting additional time for advisory body review and comment on the policy. In September the Council submitted the comments to NMFS.

In November the Council recommended an extension of the electronic monitoring EFPsf or whiting trawl, fixed gear, non-whiting midwater trawl, and bottom trawl through 2019. No-out-of-cycle EFPs were submitted for Council review