This study will improve our understanding of spawning patterns on Georges Bank
, which is important for effective rotational management.
A model of first-year life-stage recruitment was applied to Georges Bank
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) stocks over the years 1977-2004 by using environmental and density-dependent relationships.
The research looks to tease apart when regime shifts may have occurred, what caused them, and what impact they had on the Georges Bank
Nevertheless, upon finding unexpected amounts of haddock in the Georges Bank
groundfish closed area, midwater trawl vessels voluntarily abandoned fishing efforts there.
That victory was the first in a series of successful legal actions brought by CLF, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association to block offshore oil and gas drilling on Georges Bank
Catches of six important commercial species, including Georges Bank
haddock and Atlantic halibut, were up.
McCracken (1960) observed a northward migration of haddock in the Gulf of Maine in spring, followed by a return migration in winter, with some recaptures on Georges Bank
and across the Bay of Fundy.
From their studies of the hydroids at Georges Bank
and in the lab, reported at several forums this fall, Sullivan and her colleagues are amassing evidence that the floating creatures (Clytia gracilis) are unrecognized, yet major players in the Georges Bank
KEY WORDS: Placopecten magellanicus, juvenile, sea scallop, crowding, high-resolution optical survey, Georges Bank
, Mid-Atlantic Bight
This study describes the spatial and monthly variation in the meat weight of scallops from the Georges Bank
sea scallop fishery and the effect of these variations on the sea scallop harvest using a series of hypothetical fisheries models.
The largest conservation area identified within the Gulf of Maine extends north from the edge of famed Georges Bank
to the waters of Cashes Ledge.
As an extension of our opportunistic field observations from the closed area (CA)-II 2000 cruise, we examined NEFSC historical bottom trawl survey and food-habits databases to ascertain the role of fishery discards in the Georges Bank
ecosystem, with particular respect to the longhorn sculpin population.