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Cornell Cooperative Extension launches monkfish RSA study

RIVERHEAD, NY – Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CCE) researchers are looking for a few good monkfish samples – up to 1,200 fin clips, to be precise.

In June, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) formally awarded 371 monkfish days-at-sea to CCE under the Research Set Aside (RSA) Program. The money generated by sales of the days-at-sea will help pay for a DNA analysis to determine whether there is one or two distinct monkfish stocks. To do that, CCE needs monkfish tail samples.

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