Saltwater’s Electronic Monitoring (EM) solutions combine over 30 years of fishery monitoring experience with the best of new technology – and a commitment to finding practical, cost-effective ways to get the best data. Saltwater’s EM team is made up of experienced fishery observers who bring their training, knowledge and strong commitment to fisheries and oceans to their work.


Experience. Vision. Innovation.

Saltwater started its EM program in 2011, working with fishermen in Alaska to find a solution to their concerns about the cost and safety of carrying onboard observers. Our work and our commitment to high quality, cost-effective EM solutions grew, and in 2014 NOAA-Fisheries contracted Saltwater to implement an EM program for the Atlantic pelagic longline fleet. This program focuses on highly migratory species and is the nation’s first and largest fully implemented EM program. At Saltwater we recognize that each fishery is unique and requires distinct monitoring solutions. Over the past 10 years we have implemented EM programs for a wide range of gear types and fisheries – and have earned a reputation for providing high quality data, innovative technology and exceptional customer service.

Saltwater has provided quality personnel – program support and technicians – without exception… Saltwater is extremely responsive and will go the extra mile to accommodate the customer.

– NOAA-Fisheries, Contractor Performance Assessment Report (CPAR), Highly Migratory Species Division, 2020