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2021 Spring Gulf of Maine Cooperative Bottom Longline Survey Concludes

Over the course of three weeks in April and May, two vessels sampled 45 stations in the central Gulf of Maine.
July 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A close-up of researchers dropping an otolith into the small, paper, bar-coded envelopes used to store them.

Seriously Useful Seafood Tips: Fish and Other Wild-Caught Seafood

Those committed to making our nation’s seafood sustainable will likely have an amazing fount of knowledge on how to cook it. Seven of our region’s stakeholders and industry partners share their best seafood tips for the home consumer.
October 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Northeast Fisheries Science Center fish and wild caught seafood stakeholders and industry partners graphic

Gulf of Maine Longline Surveys Target Species in Rocky Habitats

Each spring and fall, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center conducts a bottom trawl survey in federal waters from Cape Hatteras to the Canadian border. Some areas, like the rocky bottom habitats in the Gulf of Maine, require a special approach.
February 18, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Large halibut being examined by scientist.

Will Old Bones Tell Tales?

Archeologists studying Smuttynose Island in the Gulf of Maine uncovered the remnants of cod and other fish deposited by one of colonial America’s first fishing stations. Researchers are using these fish parts to learn more about fish and the ocean they lived in nearly 350 years ago.
November 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Scientist around table with assorted otolith samples and boxes.

Fishing Industry, NEFSC Team Up for Gulf of Maine Longline Study

The Cooperative Gulf of Maine (GOM) Bottom Longline Survey is now underway for the fourth consecutive year.
October 12, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Two crew members pull the GoPro assembly back on board.

Crude Oil Causes Heart and Skull Deformities in Haddock

Even brief exposures of the eggs of Atlantic haddock to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe and usually deadly deformities in developing fish, an international research team has found.
August 10, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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