Getting Up to Speed: Electronic Video Monitoring in Atlantic Canada | Ecology Action Centre

Getting Up to Speed: Electronic Video Monitoring in Atlantic Canada

On March 31st, 2016, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), in collaboration with Ecotrust Canada and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), co-hosted a video monitoring workshop with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Government of Canada and the Donner Canadian Foundation.

The workshop successfully brought together more than 80 participants representing fishing associations, unions, harvesters, processors, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), aboriginal peoples organizations and non-profit organizations.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together various stakeholders, introduce electronic and video monitoring technology and support open dialogue and discussions on the potential for implementation in Atlantic Canadian fisheries. 

The workshop included the following presentations, which can be found by clicking the links:

You can download a full report of the workshop here - Getting Up to Speed: Potentional Application for Video Monitoring in Atlantic Canada (PDF)

Following this workshop, the Ecology Action Centre developed a series of informative sheets (PDFs) for fisheries managers (FR), scientists (FR), fishermen and fishing industry (FR) and the public (FR), explaining the potential for electronic video monitoring to augment and add to Canadian fisheries and monitoring capacity. 

For more information, please contact Chelsey Karbowski at or (902) 446-4840

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