Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Fisheries Observation Science Teams

Fisheries Observation Science Topics


Jon McVeigh
Program Manager
Staff Directory

Data Collection Overview

Fisheries observers are independent professional field biologists who monitor commercial fishing activities by collecting and recording at-sea catch data by following protocols in the West Coast Groundfish Observer Program Manual or At-sea Hake Observer Program Manual.

Data collected by the observers on a trip basis include:

Data collected by the observers on a tow/set basis include: