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    Use of satellite transponders to assist in fisheries management - the Australian experience

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    Delegation of Australia
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    In this paper the Australian experience with using transponders in fisheries management is described. The implications of this experience for CCAMLR are outlined and issues that have occurred in the development of vessel monitoring systems are described. These issues include selection of an appropriate transponder system, security of data, use of the information and equipment installation and maintenance. The major conclusion of the paper is that transponders have the potential to enhance the overall compliance with fisheries conservation measures and to improve the ability to gather fisheries management data.