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Industry Spoke and We Listened: Communications Effort Focuses on Groundfish Monitoring and Amendment 23 Development

We are working to improve the way we communicate about changes to the groundfish monitoring program.
May 19, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Stern view of  fishing vessells with their trawl nets.

Fisherman's Perspective: Electronic Monitoring Needs to Pay Off for Fishermen

Part 2 of 2: Fisherman Rick Bellavance talks about his experience using electronic monitoring.
January 27, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Fisherman's Perspective: Electronic Reporting Saves Time, Needs to Be Standardized Across Fisheries

Part 1 of 2: Fisherman Rick Bellavance talks about his experiences using electronic reporting.
December 16, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Fisherman's Perspective: Using Electronic Reporting Devices to Provide Real Time Data and Further Understand Ocean Ecosystem

New Bedford groundfish, fluke, and squid fisherman Tony Borges gets useful real-time information from electronic monitoring.
October 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Sneak Peek: 2019 Northeast Groundfish Assessment Peer Review

A look ahead at what's under discussion during the upcoming peer review for Northeast groundfish assessments.
September 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Collection of young haddock and a starfish.

Fisherman's Perspective: Electronic Monitoring Can Provide Better Data

Massachusetts commercial groundfish fisherman Jim Ford believes electronic monitoring could provide better and more complete data to a fishery that needs it.
August 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,

New Habitat Protections for Young Cod

Young-of-the-year cod like complex habitats. They prefer gravel and cobble bottoms and grow best in eelgrass, but they also use sandy areas next to these habitats when predators are not around.
March 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,