NOAA's acoustically quiet fishery research vessel, Henry B. Bigelow which will be working in tandem with a commercial trawlers. Photo/NOAA

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.

To read more:

Gloucester Times

 

Share this Article On Facebook Twitter More...

Follow BoatingLocal:

Like BoatingLocal on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Receive our Daily RSS Feed.