2016-2017 Collaborative Research Program
The goal of this initiative is to enhance the science used in the management of Mid-Atlantic fisheries and to facilitate collaboration among scientists, fishermen, and other fishery stakeholders. The Council has funded four collaborative research projects to be carried out in 2016 and 2017. Additional details about this program are available in the documents below.
- Request for Proposals: Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Fisheries Research, 12/21/2015
- RFP Clarifications, 1/14/2016
- Press Release: Mid-Atlantic Council Announces Funded Collaborative Research Projects, 4/6/2016
- April 2016 Council Meeting Materials (Memo and Executive Summaries for Selected Projects), 4/2/2016
- Collaborative Research Project Progress Reports, 1/18/2017
- Changes in Availability of Mid-Atlantic Fish Stocks To Fisheries-Independent Surveys
Principal Investigators: Janet Nye, Michael Frisk, and Skyler Sagarese.
- Collaborative Development Of A Winter Habitat Model For Atlantic Mackerel, “Version 2.0”, For The Identification Of “Cryptic” Habitats And Estimation Of Population Availability To Assessment Surveys And The Fishery
Principal Investigator: Gregory DiDomenico; Co-Principal Investigators: William Bright, Peter Moore, Josh Kohut, Mitchell Roffer, and John Manderson.
- Estimating and Mitigating the Discard Mortality Rate of Black Sea Bass in Offshore Recreational Rod-And-Reel Fisheries
Principal Investigator: Olaf Jensen; Co-Principal Investigators: Eleanor Bochenek and Jeffrey Kneebone.
- Determining Selectivity and Optimum Mesh Size to Harvest Three Commercially Important Mid-Atlantic Species
Principal Investigator: Emerson Hasbrouck; Co-Principal Investigator: Jonathan Knight.