Data Collection and Analysis in Support of Single and Multispecies Stock Assessments in the Mid-Atlantic: North East Area Monitoring and Assessment Program Nearshore Trawl Program 2011 and 2012

  • Program: Strategic Plan for Collaborative Fisheries Research in Southern New England
  • Total Amount Awarded: $200,385 Year 1 and $191,249 Year 2
  • Project Duration: June 2010 - May 2013
  • Status: Completed

Project Team:

  • Christopher F. Bonzek (VA Institute of Marine Science)
  • Dr. Robert J. Latour (VA Institute of Marine Science)
  • James Gartland (VA Institute of Marine Science)
  • James Ruhle (Captain, F/V Darana R)

Project Summary:

The NEAMAP survey is a near shore (operates inshore of the 120ft depth contour in New England waters) fishery independent monitoring survey that samples fishes and select invertebrates using trawl gear nearly identical to that currently in use by NMFS aboard the FSV Henry B. Bigelow. Data from the survey will supplement data collected by NMFS, which are generally gathered in waters further offshore. Routine data collection allows for the estimation of fish stock parameters such as relative abundance and distribution, length and age frequencies, sex ratios, growth parameters, maturity schedules, length-weight relationships, food habits, and other stock assessment-related data elements.

Related Documents:

Click here to view a summary of the final report for this project year 1.

click here to view a summary of the final report for this project year 2.

Click here to view the final annual reports for this project. 

Click here to view the presentation given at the February 2013 Survey Projects Research Session

click here to view the presentation given at the january 2012 survey projects research session.

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