Project Managers: William D. DuPaul, John A. Musick
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The objective of the project was to test the feasibility of conducting commercial trawling operations u1 the slope waters ( 100 fm-300 fm) adjacent to the traditional fishing areas on the continental shelf in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. This was to be accomplished by developing a fishing strategy that would be structured around existing information on stock abundance, type and location and implementing the fishing strategy by procuring a lease on a commercial fishing vessel that would be suitable for slope trawling. The implementation of fishery operations would be the primary goal of the project and every effort would be made to conduct the exploratory trips as a commercial trawling endeavour.
Final Report. Submitted to: Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation
Fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Middle Atlantic
Cahill, P. W., Grulich, P. R., & Colvocoresses, J. A. (1984) Feasibility of Commercial Fishing Operations in the Mid-Atlantic Continental Slope. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/gekq-cf22