9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Woods Hole, MA
This two-day workshop provides an in-depth look at the trawl survey methodology and the collection and processing of data used in stock assessments.
The workshop includes a visit to the NMFS gear loft to explore the trawl nets and scallop dredges used in survey work, a trip aboard the Henry Bigelow research vessel with a tour of the onboard labs and sample handling stations, a visit to the Woods Hole Age and Growth lab, a discussion with port agents on data reporting, and time spent at the northeast Observer facility. The program concludes with an in-depth discussion about how the various pieces all contribute to stock assessments.