Case studies: fisheries observers at sea and dockside

As Western Canada’s largest and longest running observer services company, Archipelago has trained and provided certified at-sea observers for commercial fishing vessels since 1985, and set the standard for dockside monitoring services since 1989. The following case studies illustrate the range of Archipelago’s at-sea observer and dockside monitoring programs.

at sea observerGroundfish at-sea observer program

Specializing in groundfish and shellfish fisheries, Archipelago’s certified observer services help commercial fisheries to ensure compliance with fishery regulations, while supporting in–season fishery management, stock assessment, and scientific research initiatives…

 

Dockside monitoringGroundfish dockside monitoring programs

As part of its dockside monitoring programs, Archipelago works with fisheries staff to establish data–management standards, while providing trained, certified shore–based observers to assist with fisheries data collection, species identification, and the integration of new technologies…

 

shellfish-smShellfish dockside monitoring programs

Archipelago supports British Columbia’s shellfish fisheries through a range of dockside monitoring and catch reporting programs, including the Geoduck Dockside Monitoring Program, and the Shrimp Catch Monitoring Program…

 

Salmon-catch-reportingSalmon catch reporting program

Archipelago receives in–season catch reports and provides timely catch data to help ensure the sustainable operation and long–term viability of British Columbia’s commercial salmon fishery…

 

Scientific researchScientific research charters

Archipelago provides technical support and leadership for government and industry scientific research cruises. These charters typically involve a high level of sampling and catch documentation, as well as extensive data management…