Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP)
The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) is a joint advisory panel of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils. It is composed of Council members, fishing industry, academic, and government and non-government fisheries experts who will provide advice and direction on the conduct of trawl research.
The NTAP was established to bring commercial fishing, fisheries science, and fishery management professionals in the northeastern US together to identify concerns about regional research survey performance and data, to identify methods to address or mitigate these concerns, and to promote mutual understanding and acceptance of the results of this work among their peers and in the broader community.
Charter for Northeast U.S. Trawl Advisory Panel, updated 1/29/19
NTAP Membership List, updated 5/20/19
Apply for the NTAP
The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the panel. Current members and all interested parties are encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded at the link below or obtained by calling the Mid-Atlantic Council office at (877) 446-2362. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Matt Seeley, Mid-Atlantic Council staff, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 526-5262.
Click on a meeting title below to view briefing materials and additional meeting details.
Background Information & Resources
Groundfish Survey Methods (Origins of NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey) — M.D. Grosslein, 1969
A Brief Historical Review of the Woods Hold Laboratory Trawl Survey Time Series — T. Azarovitz, 1981
Estimation of Albatross IV to Henry B. Bigelow Calibration Factors — Miller et al., 2010
Trading expertise: The rise and demise of an industry/government committee on survey trawl design — Johnson and McCay, 2012
Comparison of the Fishing Power of Two Fishing Vessels — Byrne and Fogarty, 1985
Survey Vessels and Gear Modifications and their Possible Effects on Assessment Analysis — Byrne, Forrester, and Hayes
An Analysis of Some Factors Affecting Catchability of Fish by Trawls — Sissenwine and Bowman