Conference Paper

Estimating Violation Risk for Fisheries Regulations

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41575-3_23 Conference: International Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory III

ABSTRACT The United States sets fishing regulations to sustain healthy fish populations.
The overall goal of the research reported on here is to increase the efficiency
of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) when boarding commercial
fishing vessels to ensure compliance with those regulations. We discuss scoring
rules that indicate whether a given vessel might be in violation of the regulations,
depend on knowledge learned from historical data, and support the decision
to board and inspect. We present a case study from work done in collaboration
with USCG District 1 (HQ in Boston).

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