The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will meet December 17, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Narragansett Laboratory, Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett RI. The meeting will also be available via webinar at the link below.
Teleconference Line: 866/802-5322 (toll free), 517/600-4898 (toll), Participant code: 5050895
The purpose of this meeting is to: 1) review results of the Nov. 19th Working Group meeting, 2) update on the status of the flume tank experiments, 3) update on evaluation of effect of wingspread on assessment results, 4) update on results of the 2018 fall survey, 5) update on the project to collect and evaluate fishery ecological knowledge of Gulf of Maine flatfish distribution shifts and their impacts on the availability to fishery independent surveys and 6) discuss other business and next steps for the NTAP.