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FMA Documents

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NPG and Halibut Observer Program Brochure

Web version     Print version

What is a North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer?

Web version     Print version

Program Sampling Manuals

NPGOP Overview

2001 NPGOP Overview PDF  for Web (1.3MB) and for Print (12.8 MB)

Presentations & Seminars

Brown Bag Seminar Video Archive

Articles and Research

A New Structure for the North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program

The Role of the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program in the Community Development Quota Program

Independent Review of the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program

Electronic Monitoring of Seabird Interactions A Pilot Study of Third-wire Cables on Trawl Vessels  (.pdf, 1.06MB). or Abstract

New FMA Division Assumes Role of Observer Program

Observer Program Archives

Observer Resources

Partial Coverage Manual Addendum 4.0, 2016

A Tutorial to Assist Observers in the Field Identification of Corals

Species Identification Manual

Rockfish Identification Manual

Crab Identification Lecture

Flatfish and Sculpins Identification Lecture

Incidentals Fish Identification Lecture

Rockfish Identification Lecture

Salmon, Cod and Skates Identification Lecture



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