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Northeast Cooperative Research Program Review

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center initiated an independent review of its Northeast Cooperative Research Program in 2016. The final reviewer report, NEFSC response, and action plan are now available and posted below. The review found that the NCRP has demonstrated success working with fishing industry partners on research that can improve fishery science and management. Examples include long-term efforts like the NEFSC study fleet, development of electronic reporting tools for catch and environmental data, enhanced sampling opportunities of fishery resources, and specialized industry-based survey collaborations. Click here to continue reading. 16:10

UMass researchers land $4.4M from NOAA for scallop study

smast“The funding provided by NOAA is essential to support critical science being done at SMAST in collaboration with the fishing industry,” said Kevin D. E. Stokesbury, who chairs SMAST’s department of fisheries oceanography and is a principal investigator on three of the four projects receiving funding.  Read more here 17:49

Support Available to Help Fishermen Interested in Investing in More Environmen​tally-Frie​ndly Technologi​es

Opportunity for fishermen to uimagepgrade to semi-pelagic doors which are expected to help reduce fuel consumption, and reduce the physical impact of trawl systems on the sea bed. Opportunities also exist for support and equipment for vessels to transition to electronic reporting, in which vessel trip report data can be submitted electronically rather than via paper. Details here