What does "100% Federal At-Sea Monitoring" mean?
It can be hard to know where the fish on your plate really came from, or if it was caught in a sustainable way. Even in fisheries with good management in place, it's hard to know if everyone is playing by the rules.This label indicates that – on 100% monitored vessels – regulations and practices are one and the same.
How does 100% monitoring make fish more sustainable?
The federal regulations enforced by 100% monitoring help to keep fishing safe and sustainable off the West Coast. All species in this program are caught under a scientifically established quota. The observers make sure that quota is not exceeded. This ensures that we both prevent overfishing in the future and allow stocks that were overfished in the past to rebuild.
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