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Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab: An Observer's Perspective

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Robert Bland has 19 years of experience as a fisheries observer. His new blog shares what it’s like fishing for Atlantic deep-sea red crab—a unique insight to a fishery many don't know about.
July 12, 2023 - Survey ,
A commercial fishing vessel is at sea. The back deck is loaded with several dozen squat round traps made of orange netting. In the foreground are metal fish sorting bins, orange mesh bait bags, and blue plastic fish totes. Along the left side of the vessel are coils of rope in a gear deployment contraption. There is a slight chop to the water and the sky is blue and cloudless. An Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishing vessel at sea. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Robert Bland

Critters of the Twilight Zone

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

The dark and lovely critters of the mesopelagic zone, or ocean twilight zone, caught during the fall Bottom Trawl Survey aboard NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. At-sea blog from biological science technician Katie Rogers.
October 31, 2022 - Survey ,
 A profile perspective of a red fish with a large eye, pairs of leg-like appendages, and armor plate-like scales lying on a white table.

Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 Map

OHA2 was initiated in 2004 to review and update the EFH components of all the New England Fishery Management Council's fishery management plans (FMP).
November 01, 2019 - Map ,

Red Crab Management Unit Map & GIS

Map depicting Red Crab Management Unit in the Greater Atlantic Region.
September 12, 2019 - Map ,