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The Importance of Conducting Groundfish Surveys

An Inside Look at the 2023 Fall Groundfish Survey

Biological and environmental data collected from the summer and fall groundfish surveys provide critical information to stock assessors and researchers.
March 04, 2024 - Survey ,
A white research vessel with a large crane arm hanging over the side and numerous orange baskets on deck sits in the water, moored on a concrete dock The Oregon II is used for fisheries, plankton, and marine mammal surveys within the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Hannah Shahmoradi

Discard Mortality of Red Snapper Released with Descender Devices in the U.S. South Atlantic

Increased use of descender devices will reduce discard mortality for Red Snapper, enhancing efforts to rebuild this stock.
September 07, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Being a NOAA Fisherman on the Bottom Longline Survey

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Josh Cooper is a member of NOAA Ship Oregon II’s deck team. This team is a critical part of effectively collecting data for the bottom longline survey.
September 09, 2022 - Survey ,
Josh Cooper and James Rhue move the cradle during the bottom longline survey.JPG Josh Cooper (front) works with James Rhue on moving the cradle for shark research on the bottom longline survey. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations/ Justin Weeks, Ensign

Sharks, Snapper, and Science—Kicking off the 27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Bon voyage to the NOAA Ship Oregon II, its scientists, and crew beginning another year of the bottom longline survey. The 3-month survey will collect data on several species and their habitat.
August 24, 2022 - Survey ,
NOAA Ship Oregon II conducting shark and boney fish research. Since 1995 the bottom longline survey has been conducted on the Oregon II for shark and bony fish research. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

No Butts About It: Using Urogenital Disparity in a Deep-Water Snapper, Etelis carbunculus (Lutjanidae), for Field-Based Sexual Identification

Using a non-invasive method to consistently identified sex based differences in the length and characteristics of  a deep-water snapper (Lutjanidae, Etelinae).
July 14, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Environmental Conditions, Diel Period, and Fish Size Influence the Horizontal and Vertical Movements of Red Snapper

Our results have implications for scientific surveys of red snapper used for population assessment and management.
May 19, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Gulf Shrimp Closures to Reduce Red Snapper Bycatch Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS Data representing the Gulf shrimp fishery closures to reduce red snapper bycatch fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 25, 2019 - Map ,

Laser Ablation–Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Reveals Confirmation of 60-Year Longevity for Red Snapper

In this study, red snapper otoliths were analyzed for 14C using a novel laser ablation–accelerator mass spectrometry technique to provide a basis for age validation that extends beyond the normal limits of bomb 14C dating.
April 18, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,