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Teri Frady
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Teri.Frady@noaa.gov shelley.dawicki@noaa.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2012
166 Water Street
Woods Hole MA 02543
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NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Northeast Regional Office, and the New England Fishery Management Council have organized a one-day groundfish science forum for fishermen.

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NE Groundfish Science Forum
New England Fishery Management Council
NE Regional Stock Assessment Workshop

WHO: Panelists include stock assessment, fishery data, fishing, and modeling experts from a variety of institutions. The majority of the time is devoted to Q&A from participants.

WHAT: The forum will focus on groundfish fishery assessment data, models, methods, results, and issues.

WHERE: Courtyard Marriott, 1000 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

WHEN: November 9, 2012, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

GOAL: To improve understanding of stock status, how stock assessments work, and devise next steps to improve communication and cooperation among industry, scientists, and fishery managers.

Forum will also be available by webinar and teleconference.

Information on joining the webinar and other forum details can be found here:
http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/groundfish/meetings/

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