The state of the art fisheries research vessel Bell M. Shimada, operated by the North West Fisheries Science Center has become the latest ship to feature the Oceanscience UnderwayCTD moving vessel underway profiler. The NOAA ship was commissioned in 2010 and operates off the coast of the Northwestern US. The Bell M. Shimada is the first of two new vessels for NOAA fisheries research, the second being the Reuben Lasker that will be operated by the South West Fisheries Science Center. As part of an initiative to improve productivity, NOAA scientists identified the UnderwayCTD as a tool to allow them to gather high quality CTD data while underway instead of relying on inferior methods. Prior to receiving their UnderwayCTD, technicians on board dropped expendable temperature probes (XBT) during their surveys. The XBTs were their only real option and were far from satisfactory in terms of data quality and sustainability. Replacing the XBTs with UnderwayCTD deployments will eliminate or greatly reduce this seafloor waste generation activity, in a small part reducing the environmental footprint of the fisheries surveys.