Cameras Provide Insight into Fisheries

Date: 16/09/2013

NIWA scientists installed web cameras at boat ramps in New Zealand’s upper and lower North Island to monitor trends in recreational fishing over the long term.
The web cameras record one image each minute, 24 hours a day. Scientists then select 60 individual days at random, view the images and count the number of boats returning to the ramps. Recreational fishers are interviewed at the ramps on randomly preselected days so scientists can also monitor trends in catch rates.