Category Archive: Research

Mixed messages in “2014 Update to American Lobster Settlement Index”

The following is this year’s “Update 2014 to the American Lobster Settlement Index,” prepared and presented here by Rick Wahle and his colleagues at the Read the rest

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Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl results: Collaborative research and a good 15-year baseline

ALEXANDRIA, VA – During an update on the 2014 Maine-New Hampshire (MENH) inshore trawl survey to the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP) board … Read the rest

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Raised footropes cut sturgeon bycatch, retain stripers in VA’s gillnet fishery

POQUOSON, VA – Waterman George Trice has spent a good number of fishing days over the last 10 years involved with Atlantic sturgeon – first … Read the rest

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Landmark Lutcavage-led study shows western Atlantic bluefin mature earlier than assumed

In 2011, when the LPRC moved into its home at the Marine Research Station in Gloucester, Director Molly Lutcavage said of the facility’s huge walk-in freezer, “Guts and gonads.  Stomach contents.  That’s what we’ll store in here.  This makes it a real fish lab.”  Gonad analysis was at the heart of the new findings on western Atlantic bluefin spawning age by the Lutcavage team of researchers. (Lorelei Stevens photo)

In 2011, when the LPRC moved into its home at the Marine Research Station in Gloucester, Director Molly Lutcavage said of the facility’s huge walk-in

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Raised gillnets could help fishermen avoid cod


The details were news, but the impact had been expected for months now.  On Nov. 10, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator John Bullard … Read the rest

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Lutcavage team to use ‘hexacopter’ drones to survey bluefin tuna

GLOUCESTER, MA – Back in 1993, Molly Lutcavage, then a scientist at the New England Aquarium, launched one of the region’s first cooperative research programs, … Read the rest

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GMRI report: Plan for emerging fisheries in the Gulf of Maine

PORTLAND, ME – If fishery population centers keep trending northward due to warming water temperatures, and if quotas continue to be allocated based on historical … Read the rest

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CFRF: 10 years of fishermen-driven research

Phil Ruhle Jr. of Point Judith, RI aboard his Sea Breeze Too, working on CFRF’s drop chain conservation gear engineering project to reduce flounder bycatch in small-mesh fisheries. (CFRF photo)

KINGSTON, RI – In 2004, the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) started out with a handful of fishermen and not a lot of funding.  But … Read the rest

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Scallopers use electronic reporting to collect ‘real-time’ catch data

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EAST FALMOUTH, MA – Fifteen scallop vessels are now using a simple computer software program to collect and transmit “real-time” scallop catch and yellowtail flounder … Read the rest

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Pioneering yellowtail video surveys show promise for more accurate fish counts

Building on more than a decade of experience conducting video surveys for Atlantic sea scallops, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Read the rest

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