The Working Group (WG) of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) and NTAP as a whole met on Tuesday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The purpose of the WG meeting is to:
review options and recommend preferred research plan for re-obligating industry vessel sea days funds (Nobska),
develop workplan for FY18-20,
define criteria for Bigelow trawl gear performance, and
describe potential flume tank experiments.
The purpose of the NTAP as a whole meeting is to:
review updates on the revised NTAP charter and Bigelow operations,
review, adopt or revise NTAP WG recommendations from last meeting,
review the status of summer flounder catchability and gear performance analyses,
review a briefing on the Bigelow/Albatross time series,
adopt a regular meeting schedule for full NTAP and WG, and
cover other business.
For additional information about the NTAP and details from past meetings, visit http://www.mafmc.org/ntap