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SMAST Findings from “choke species” yellowtail survey bode well for scallopers – Video

smastDr. Kevin Stokesbury of the UMass School for Marine Science and Technology said that the eight trawls counted so far from the trip indicate plentiful yellowtail on Georges Bank, which is something that scallopers have contended for years. Stokesbury said that NOAA fisheries  estimates were that each of his trawls would yield five to 10 yellowtails. In fact, the SMAST team counted many times that amount, over 300 in one instance. [email protected]  10:13