Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

4-1-2010

Abstract

This Environmental Assessment (EA) describes, and evaluates the impacts of, the proposed research activities for 2010, 2011, and 2012 for a coastal ocean bottom-trawling program in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England waters of the United States, the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP) Near Shore Trawl Survey. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) administers NEAMAP, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) executes the field sampling, laboratory processing, and data analysis components of this survey. The proposed work for the 2010–2012 period will follow the successful completion by VIMS of the survey’s first two-and-a-half years of sampling (i.e., fall 2007 cruise, and spring and fall cruises in 2008 & 2009).

Keywords

Fisheries, Atlantic, Data

Publication Statement

Prepared for: National Marine Fisheries Service One Blackburn Drive Gloucester, MA 01930

Funding

Grant Funding Provided by: Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, Research Set-Aside Program

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