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Ultra-Low-Opening Groundfish Trawl Development
Human Use & Impact
The goal of this project is to develop a new, ultra-low-opening bottom trawl (ULOT) that minimizes the impact of trawling activity on the recovery of cod...
Off-Bottom Trawl Testing
Human Use & Impact
We propose to test two off-bottom trawls (OBTs) to harvest underutilized, abundant Georges Bank haddock while simultaneously avoiding overexploited fish stocks...
Improving Lobster Trap Selectivity
Human Use & Impact
We will test a simple trap modification that allows the escape of groundfish from the trap without any loss of lobster. This modification entails modification...
Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
Climate Adaptation
Marine waters of the Northeast Shelf have warmed over the past 30 years, with particularly rapid warming in the past decade; as a result, fisheries in the...
GEARNET
Human Use & Impact
The Northeast Groundfish Gear Conservation Engineering and Demonstration Network (GEARNET) was formed in 2011 to address the need for an integrated, network...