NEFSC to Hold Industry Outreach Meetings to Review Upcoming Groundfish Assessments

NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) will host outreach meetings outreach meetings on July 22 in Portland, Gloucester, Woods Hole, New Bedford, and Hampton, NH for fishermen interested in the upcoming operational assessments for 20 stocks of Northeast groundfish.  

Information on meeting times and locations has been updated, with New Bedford and Woods Hole meetings from 10am-12noon, Gloucester and Portland meetings from 2-4pm, and a meeting added in Hampton, NH from 6-8pm.

Assessment analysts will be on hand to meet with interested fishermen, and to learn more about recent observations from the fleet that might help focus future research to improve assessments. 

There will also be a short webinar on the timeline for the assessments, what new information will be considered, and how the results will be reviewed before they are sent into the fishery management process. 

For more information please contact Teri Frady at 508 495 2239/