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Otolith Chemistry as a Natural Marker of Origin of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Populations
Fisheries Ecology
Overview Atlantic bluefin tuna ( Thunnus thynnus ) is a highly migratory species with a distribution that spans the north Atlantic basin. Although bluefin tuna...
Robust Management Strategies for Northeast Groundfish Fisheries in a Changing Climate
Fisheries Ecology
The Northeast U.S. Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME) has experienced recent decadal warming that is faster than 99.9% of the global ocean and the impacts...
Management Strategy Evaluation of Mixed Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks
Fisheries Ecology
Overview Bluefin tuna are assessed and managed as two distinct stocks by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas with the...
Snap-a-Striper Program
Ecosystem Monitoring
What: Snap-a-Striper is a data collection program aimed at 1) compiling photos of live release and legal keeper striped bass caught in Maine waters and 2)...
Ultra-Low-Opening Groundfish Trawl Development
Human Use & Impact
The goal of this project is to develop a new, ultra-low-opening bottom trawl (ULOT) that minimizes the impact of trawling activity on the recovery of cod...
Off-Bottom Trawl Testing
Human Use & Impact
We propose to test two off-bottom trawls (OBTs) to harvest underutilized, abundant Georges Bank haddock while simultaneously avoiding overexploited fish stocks...
Improving Lobster Trap Selectivity
Human Use & Impact
We will test a simple trap modification that allows the escape of groundfish from the trap without any loss of lobster. This modification entails modification...
Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
Climate Adaptation
Marine waters of the Northeast Shelf have warmed over the past 30 years, with particularly rapid warming in the past decade; as a result, fisheries in the...
Gulf of Maine Lobster Forecasting
Climate Adaptation
Project Overview We are forecasting the timing of when the Maine lobster fishery will shift into its high-landings mode for the summer. Our goal is to provide...
Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey
Ecosystem Monitoring
The Gulf of Maine has experienced fundamental changes over the last 40 years. The coastal region has seen dramatic declines in groundfish, an explosion of...

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