Electronic monitoring (EM) for seabird capture data for the 2017/18 fishing year was compared with a NIWA audit of the footage and observer data. For the 26 trips in common, the audit recorded 5 seabird captures, as did the EM data reviewed by Trident Systems. However, both missed a seabird capture that was recorded by the other. For the observer data on trips with reviewed EM, 5 seabird captures were recorded, the same number as EM for these trips.
AEBR 251 Seabird captures during the FMA 1 bottom longline fishery in the 2017/18 fishing year: comparison of electronic monitoring, observer, and audit data
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)