Georges Bank

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Geor·ges Bank

A submerged sandbank in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It is a highly productive fishing ground.

Geor′ges Bank′

(ˈdʒɔr dʒɪz)
a bank extending generally NE from Nantucket: fishing grounds. 150 mi. (240 km) long.
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We also wanted to examine two theories regarding the recovery of Georges Bank herring: 1) that it was due to a resurgence of extant spawners (Stephenson and Kornfield, 1990) or 2) that is was due to recolonization from adjacent components of the complex (Smith and Morse, 1993).
The Georges Bank region has figured importantly in marine affairs for literally hundreds of years-for whales, for cod, certainly, and many other finfishes and shellfishes-and now, potentially, for oil.
Brooks, the court made its decision by geometrically dividing the waters in the Gulf of Maine and the Georges Bank, with little regard for attorneys' arguments about currents or other oceanographic, geological and ecological factors critical to fisheries.
Of vital importance to Maine and New England, the new law closes a loophole that was used by fisheries managers to extend over fishing on critically depleted stocks like Georges Bank cod.
Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) densities in the Mid-Atlantic (26,270 [km.sup.2]) and Georges Bank (28,523 [km.sup.2]) ranged from 0.04 to 0.79 and 0.09to 0.26 scallop * [m.sup.-2] respectively, and represented approximately 217,520 mt tons of scallop meats (approximately US$2.4 billion).
The cruise was conducted in closed area II (CA-II) of the eastern portion of Georges Bank during 19-29 June 2000 (Fig.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Norway's Institute of Marine Research have found that, as multiple species of whales feast on herring, they tend to stick with their own kind, establishing species-specific feeding centers along the 150-mile length of Georges Bank.
They include crab salsa and guacamole, skewered pineapple-glazed Hawaiian shrimp with coconut risotto, Creole-style redfish and Thai-inspired Georges Bank sea scallops.
The Eastern Shore Islands and the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank Areas of Interest and the Eastern Canyons proposed conservation area have been identified due to their unique, rare or sensitive ecological features in the Scotian Shelf Bioregion which includes the Scotian Shelf, the Bay of Fundy, and the Canadian portions of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.
ABSTRACT Georges Bank is the most productive sea scallop fishing ground in the world, but little is known about the regional spawning patterns.
By then, CLF had already chalked up some of the victories for which it is still known today - the clean up of Boston Harbor, blocking oil drilling on Georges Bank, defeating the Big A-Dam on Maine's Penobscot River, and ending destructive off-road vehicle use on Cape Cod National Seashore.
Now, Llopiz and WHOI colleague Simon Thorrold are tapping into this archive as a window into the past, looking for changes in the ecosystem that may be compromising one of world's most productive fishing grounds, Georges Bank. Their research could help crack a troublesome mystery: Why have the once-abundant stocks of cod and other species failed to fully recover, even after decades of management intended to end overfishing?