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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...
Evolution of a Business Model for New England Groundfish Sectors
Human Use & Impact
When Amendment 16 regulations were finalized on April 2010, the New England groundfish fishery faced a quick transition from a days-at-sea (DAS) effort control...
Can reduced environmental impact increase fishing profits?
Human Use & Impact
In recent years a multi-institutional collaboration with fishermen based in Port Clyde, Maine, has tested several options to simultaneously increase vessel...
GEARNET
Human Use & Impact
The Northeast Groundfish Gear Conservation Engineering and Demonstration Network (GEARNET) was formed in 2011 to address the need for an integrated, network...
Are We Farming Lobster in the Gulf of Maine?
Human Use & Impact
Over the past two decades, lobster landings have increased more than five times with fishery landings topping over $300,000,000 annually in the U.S. Given that...
GEARNET: Improving gillnet selectivity
Human Use & Impact
As a GEARNET pilot project, this study was proposed by NEFS 11, and in particular Capt. Jason Driscoll (F/V Karen Lyn ). The project was coordinated by Ken La...