Satellite Transmitting Cameras Assist Herring Monitoring Program

The Herring Research and Monitoring program led by the PWSSC has recently purchased two satellite transmitting cameras. The purpose of the cameras is to provide an indication of when herring spawn might be occurring at remote locations. The cameras are to take three pictures a day and send them by satellite back to PWSSC. Using the images, it is possible to make decisions about when aerial surveys are needed and to guide when it is possible to collect adult herring for some of the research projects. This is especially important when trying to determine when to sample near Kayak or Montague Islands, which are not on the regular aerial survey route.