Northeast Consortium
Institutions

• University of New
  Hampshire
• Massachusetts
  Inst. of Technology
• University of Maine
• Woods Hole
  Oceanographic Inst.


Northeast Consortium Administrative Office

164 Morse Hall
Univ. of New Hampshire
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824 USA

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Project Reports (2005 - present)

2005 Awards
Award# Title PI/Institution 1st Interim Report 1st Annual Report 2nd Interim Report 2nd Annual Report Final Report
P6UZO124 Workshop to plan the evaluation of community hatchery-based lobster enhancement Ames/Penobscot East         PDF
07-008 Inshore Gulf of Maine survey of Atlantic herring sentinel spawning grounds Annala/GMRI PDF       PDF
06-139 Designing and testing a sublegal lobster sampling trap Bayer/The Lobster Institute PDF PDF     PDF
P6UZO136 Pilot project to assess need and initialize a methodology to groundtruth existing multi-beam and side-scan sonar seafloor charts Bergeron/MFP         PDF
111A20 Genetic identification of Atlantic cod spawning stocks in U.S. waters using microsatellite and SNP DNA markers Berlinsky/UNH PDF PDF   PDF PDF
NOAA Fisheries 2 Yellowtail Flounder Tagging Study (’06) Cadrin/NEFSC PDF PDF   PDF PDF
06-115 Testing raised webbing gillnets to reduce bycatch of cod while targeting Pollock Eayrs/GMRI PDF       PDF
06-133 Pilot project to test the use of side-scan sonar to identify seafloor features associated with pre-spawning and spawning cod aggregations Ford/MA DMF PDF       PDF
06-083 Employment, income, working conditions and vessel safety in New Bedford before and after Amendment 13 to the multispecies management plan Georgianna/U Mass D PDF       PDF
06-117 Cooperative random stratified ventless lobster trap survey in MA Bay - Year 2 Glenn/MA DMF PDF       PDF
06-119 Evaluation of closed areas: Cashes Ledge as juvenile cod habitat Grabowski/GMRI PDF PDF   PDF PDF
111A21 Modifying the Nordmore grid to reduce fish discard and small shrimps in the Gulf of Maine shrimp fishery He/UNH PDF     PDF  
111A28 Design and test a monkfish grid to reduce juvenile monkfish in the Gulf of Maine multispecies trawls He/UNH PDF     PDF  
111A42 High opening kite assisted raised footrope trawl He/UNH   PDF   PDF  
111A22 Activity and distribution of cod in the Ipswich Bay spawning area Howell/UNH PDF PDF   PDF PDF
06-121 New Generation Trawl for efficiency and conservation Jordan/Jordan Marine         PDF
07-007 Ecological role of adult and juvenile anadromous forage fish in downeast Maine estuaries: Sea-run alewife and groundfish predators K.Wilson/USM PDF PDF   PDF PDF
111BO4 To explore the potential for a non-trawl, low bycatch means of harvesting the increasingly abundant haddock resource La Valley/UNH       PDF PDF
06-135 Building on Promise: Continued investigation in using a 4-seam bottom trawl to improve escapement of small haddock and cod Morse/ME Sea Grant PDF PDF     PDF
07-062 Use of positively buoyant ground cables and sweep to reduce seabed contact and to enhance species selectivity Morse/ME Sea Grant         PDF
NOAA Fisheries 1 Development of tagging methods for monkfish Lophius americanus Richards/NEFSC PDF       PDF
07-030 Haddock migration in New England waters: Year Two analysis of closed area and stock boundaries Rudolph/CCCHFA PDF     PDF PDF
06-134 Testing a fixed gear resource survey method for inshore areas Salerno/GMRI PDF PDF     PDF
06-089 Continuation of the ME/NH Inshore Trawl Survey Sherman/ME DMR PDF       PDF
08-006 Is Closed Area 1 serving as a refuge for haddock? Sherwood/GMRI       PDF PDF
07-016 Field testing of a novel application to examine habitat use and migration patterns of the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in the western Gulf of Maine Sulikowski/UNE       PDF PDF
07-009 Industry-Science partnership investigating the short-term discard mortality of spiny dogfish caught using commercial hook gear in Gulf of Maine waters Tallack/GMRI PDF       PDF
06-082 Marine Resource Education Project: Transitioning from a successful project… Taylor Singer/GMRI PDF       PDF
111A23 Influence of water temperature on the distribution of berried females and duration of egg development in American lobsters Watson/UNH         PDF
P6ZO137 Development of video exploration and mapping capability, tools and methods Williamson/FV Sea Keeper PDF     PDF PDF


2006 Awards
Award# Title PI/Institution 1st Interim Report 1st Annual Report 2nd Interim Report 2nd Annual Report Final Report
07-072 Collaborative effort to examine new strategies for managing closed bottom habitats for sea scallops Beal/Downeast Institute PDF PDF     PDF
07-052 PULSE: A cooperative partnership for ecosystem monitoring in the western Gulf of Maine Bergeron/MFP   PDF     PDF
111B03 Genetic identification of Atlantic cod spawning stocks in U.S. waters using microsatellite and SNP DNA markers (Yr 2) Berlinsky/UNH   PDF PDF PDF PDF
07-073 Analysis of size selectivity and bycatch in the gillnet fishery for monkfish Eayrs/GMRI   PDF   PDF PDF
08-097 Development and demonstration of acoustic height control for trawl doors Goudey/MIT Sea Grant          
07-123 Evaluation of closed areas: Cashes Ledge as juvenile cod habitat (Yr2) Grabowski/GMRI PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
111B12 Effects of the Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area on groundfish populations in rocky habitats Grizzle/UNH PDF PDF     PDF
111B13 Design and test a wheeled footgear to reduce seabed impact of trawling He/UNH   PDF   PDF PDF
111B15 Development of multibeam sonar as a fisheries tool for stock assessment and essential fish habitat identification of groundfish in the Western Gulf of Maine Howell/UNH         PDF
111B11 Development of a juvenile shrimp trap for use in establishing a juvenile abundance index for the Gulf of Maine Northern shrimp, Pandalus borealis Jones/UNH   PDF   PDF PDF
08-059 Ecological role of adult and juvenile anadromous forage fish in downeast Maine estuaries: Sea-run alewife and predators
(Yr 2)
K.Wilson/USM PDF PDF     PDF
07-085 Alternative to observer discard and fishing effort reporting Lee/FV Ocean Reporter   PDF      
07-090 Determining effect of Eastern Maine bottom currents on groundlines Ludwig/GoMLF PDF PDF   PDF PDF
09-024 Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Mendelson/GMRI         PDF
07-051 Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT) V: Realtime Temperature Pelletier/GoMLF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
07-030 Haddock migration in New England waters: Year two analysis of closed area and stock boundaries Rudolph/CCCHFA   PDF     PDF
08-008 Exploring the potential inadvertent effects of Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank Area Closures on cod life-history variation Sherwood/GMRI   PDF PDF PDF PDF
07-091 Design, development, and field testing of an innovative circular net pen to be used to assess bycatch mortality of Atlantic cod at sea Sulikowski/UNE PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
07-087 Do rare earth metals deter spiny dogfish? A feasibility study on the use of magnets to reduce dogfish catches in hook and gillnet gear in the Gulf of Maine Tallack/GMRI PDF       PDF
07-080 Testing a method to evaluate deepwater settlement of the American lobster Wahle/Bigelow Labs PDF PDF   PDF PDF


2007 Awards
Award# Title PI/Institution 1st Annual Report 2nd Interim Report 2nd Annual Report 3rd Interim Report Final Report
09-020 Contemporary assessment of the bycatch of regulated species and the Nordmore grate in the northern shrimp fishery Eayrs/GMRI PDF       PDF
111B86 Spawning movement and habitat use of winter flounder in the southern Gulf of Maine Fairchild/UNH PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
09-042 Archival tagging study of monkfish, Lophius americanus Grabowski/GMRI PDF PDF PDF PDF  
09-019 Examining fishing practices of divers in the Maine sea urchin fishery Hunter/ME DMR PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
111B12 Acoustic assessment of juvenile bluefin tuna aggregations: A feasibility study Lutcavage/UNH PDF       PDF
09-038 Regional proposal to test sensors for detecting the sea squirt, Dedemnum sp. A on Georges Bank Pederson/MIT Sea Grant PDF PDF PDF   PDF
09-047 DOGGRATE: Development of a spiny dogfish excluder in a raised footrope whiting trawl Pol/MA DMF PDF PDF PDF   PDF
09-048A POTYEAR: Determining the seasonality of cod pots Pol/MA DMF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
09-031 Analysis of herring diet in coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine: A step toward assessment of bottom up ecosystem influences on Atlantic herring distribution and condition in coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine Runge/GMRI         PDF
09-022 Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT) VI: Bottom Currents Sheremet/URI PDF       PDF


2009 Awards
Award# Title PI/Institution 1st Interim Report 1st Annual Report 2nd Interim Report 2nd Annual Report Final Report
11-027 Evaluating the practicality and economic viability of a pilot redfish jig fishery Baukus/GMRI PDF       PDF
10-082 Herring sorting grid Baukus/GMRI PDF PDF      
111C61 Defining Atlantic wolffish aggregations in Massachusetts Bay Fairchild/UNH PDF PDF      
111675 Synoptic acoustic and trawl surveys to characterize biomass and distribution of the spring spawning aggregations of Atlantic cod in Ipswich Bay Howell/UNH PDF PDF      
07-074 Environmental Management Systems training for fishermen Levin/GMRI PDF PDF      
NEFSC Validation of New England’s coastal circulation: Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT) VII Manning/NEFSC PDF PDF      
  Movement and migration patterns of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) tagged along the Maine coast Stepanek/ME DMR   PDF      
  Application of broadband sonar technology for fisheries assessment and research Stockwell/GMRI PDF PDF      
10-073 Is the OLFISH electronic monitoring system a feasible tool for improving fishery-dependent data for the deep water red crab fishery? Tallack/GMRI PDF PDF      


2009 Supplemental Project Development Awards
Award# Title PI/Institution 1st Interim Report 1st Annual Report 2nd Interim Report 2nd Annual Report Final Report
111D01 Understanding the biological characteristics of the Acadian redfish in U.S. waters Berlinsky/UNH          
11-142 Reducing juvenile alewife blueback, and American shad bycatch in the coastal pound net and floating fish trap fisheries,Brown/ME DMR          
12-002 Estimation of discard mortality of yellowtail and winter flounder Cadrin/SMAST          
111D02 Studying the population structure of the channeled whelk (Busycotypus canaliculatus) fishery Fairchild/UNH          
111D06 Modified shrimp trawl for deep water bycatch reduction and size sorting La Valley/UNH          
12-001 Direct assessments of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna using sonar and aerila technologies: Optimizing detection methods Lutcavage/U of Mass. Amherst          
12-005 Video and hook-and-line survey to further knowledge of cusk (Brosme brosme) habitat preferences Sherwood/GMRI          
12-004 The use of settlement collectors to investigate the early life history of Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) and cusk (Brosme brosme) in the Gulf of Maine Sulikowski/UNE          
111D05 Biological and oceanographic mechanisms influencing lobster larvae dispersal in NH coastal waters Watson/UNH