Palau first to deploy electronic monitors on fishing boats
By: L.N. Reklai
(Koror, Palau) Electronic Monitoring Devices (EMDs) were recently installed on fishing boats licensed to fish within Palau’s EEZs. These special cameras will monitor the boat catch and ensure compliance with not only Palau’s fishing regulations but also the WCPFC’s regulations, according to Asterio Takasi, Tuna Project Manager under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism (MNRET).