NOAA Hopes to Use Fishermen in Cod Study
April 19, 2012
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to expand cooperative fishing research in New England, including using a commercial trawler working in tandem with a new government research vessel to see if the trawl catch matches the industry’s, according to an article in the Gloucester Times.
The move to improve assessments comes in response to a so-called cod crisis, prompted by disparate results in two benchmark stock assessments three years apart, the latter done in 2010 and peer reviewed earlier this year.
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