NEFSC 2016 Study Fleet Solicitation - Due Aug. 11, 2016

The following announcement from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center may be of interest to some of the Council's stakeholders:

2016 Study Fleet Solicitation Open

Quotes due Aug. 11, 2016

The Northeast Cooperative Research Program is pleased to announce that we have an open solicitation for our Study Fleet program! Quotes are due August 11, 2016.

We are looking for 10-15 boats in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast that fish with commercial trawl or fixed gear for monkfish, groundfish, Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, long-finned squid and other mid-Atlantic commercial species, those with prior experience with electronic reporting software, and vessels interested in assisting with the development of electronic reporting systems for fixed gear deployment to provide long-term tow-by-tow data collection on catch and discards, ocean bottom temperatures, and to test developing real-time data transmission systems.

Vessels will need to supply a suitable laptop computer and dedicated GPS unit.  All software necessary will be provided by the NCRP.

For more information on Study Fleet goals and projects, please visit

Please call Carolyn Woodhead at 978-376-8837, or Roberta Smith at 757-441-6528 with questions or for help!