Groundfish Trawl Dockside Monitoring Program (DMP)
In January 1994 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) instituted a user-pay DMP for BC’s groundfish trawl fishery. DFO contracted Archipelago to set up and conduct the DMP as well as to design and manage a data system capable of providing real time data on all trawl vessel landing activities and landed weights by species. This information was necessary for in-season management of this complex multi species fishery. Archipelago was initially contracted by DFO, then later by the CGRCS, and has provided dockside monitoring services to the groundfish trawl fishery annually since 1994.