NEFSC Ecosystems Surveys Branch

Resource Survey Reports (RSR)

The Resource Survey Report consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercial and recreationally important species caught during the Ecosystem Surveys Branch's seasonal bottom trawl, surfclam and scallop resource cruises.  Specific details about the nets, doors, liners, and dredges used during these trips can be found within each report.  Tow duration and areas of operation will also vary depending on the type of survey.  All stations are randomly selected and catches can be light compared with commercial tows. Also, vessel operations are on a 24-hour basis and catches have not been adjusted for day/night differences. Nevertheless, this data can provide fishermen with useful information about the distribution and relative abundance of species inhabiting the survey area (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine, including Georges Bank). Please go to the Cruise Results page and select the corresponding survey type.

With the arrival of the research vessel Henry B. Bigelow in late 2007, the WBTS was merged with the Spring Bottom Trawl Survey and discontinued. Therefore, the last available WBTS RSR is from 2007.

1999 WBTS RSR 2000 WBTS RSR 2001 WBTS RSR
2002 WBTS RSR 2003 WBTS RSR 2004 WBTS RSR
2005 WBTS RSR 2006 WBTS RSR 2007 WBTS RSR

The Resource Survey Report consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercial and recreationally important species caught during the Ecosystem Surveys Branch's seasonal bottom trawl, surfclam and scallop resource cruises. Specific details about the nets, doors, liners, and dredges used during these trips can be found within each report. Tow duration and areas of operation will also vary depending on the type of survey. All stations are randomly selected and catches can be light compared with commercial tows. Also, vessel operations are on a 24-hour basis and catches have not been adjusted for day/night differences. Nevertheless, this data can provide fishermen with useful information about the distribution and relative abundance of species inhabiting the survey area (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine, including Georges Bank). Please go to the Cruise Results page and select the corresponding survey type.

1999 SBTS RSR 2000 SBTS RSR 2001 SBTS RSR 2002 SBTS RSR 2003 SBTS RSR
2004 SBTS RSR 2005 SBTS RSR 2006 SBTS RSR 2007 SBTS RSR 2008 SBTS RSR
2009 SBTS RSR 2010 SBTS RSR 2011 SBTS RSR 2012 SBTS RSR 2013 SBTS RSR
2014 SBTS RSR 2015 SBTS RSR 2016 SBTS RSR 2017 SBTS RSR  

The Resource Survey Report consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercial and recreationally important species caught during the Ecosystem Surveys Branch's seasonal bottom trawl, surfclam and scallop resource cruises. Specific details about the nets, doors, liners, and dredges used during these trips can be found within each report. Tow duration and areas of operation will also vary depending on the type of survey. All stations are randomly selected and catches can be light compared with commercial tows. Also, vessel operations are on a 24-hour basis and catches have not been adjusted for day/night differences. Nevertheless, this data can provide fishermen with useful information about the distribution and relative abundance of species inhabiting the survey area (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine, including Georges Bank). Please go to the Cruise Results page and select the corresponding survey type.

1999 FBTS RSR 2000 FBTS RSR 2001 FBTS RSR 2002 FBTS RSR
2003 FBTS RSR 2004 FBTS RSR 2005 FBTS RSR 2006 FBTS RSR
2007 FBTS RSR 2008 FBTS RSR 2009 FBTS RSR 2010 FBTS RSR
2011 FBTS RSR 2012 FBTS RSR 2013 FBTS RSR 2014 FBTS RSR
2015 FBTS RSR 2016 FBTS RSR 2017 FBTS RSR

The Resource Survey Report consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercial and recreationally important species caught during the Ecosystem Surveys Branch's seasonal bottom trawl, surfclam and scallop resource cruises. Specific details about the nets, doors, liners, and dredges used during these trips can be found within each report. Tow duration and areas of operation will also vary depending on the type of survey. All stations are randomly selected and catches can be light compared with commercial tows. Also, vessel operations are on a 24-hour basis and catches have not been adjusted for day/night differences. Nevertheless, this data can provide fishermen with useful information about the distribution and relative abundance of species inhabiting the survey area (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine, including Georges Bank). Please go to the Cruise Results page and select the corresponding survey type.

With the decommissioning of the Albatross IV in 2007, the Sea Scallop Survey moved to the UNOL's vessel Hugh R. Sharp out of the University of Delaware in 2008.

2000 Scallop RSR 2001 Scallop RSR 2002 Scallop RSR 2003 Scallop RSR
2004 Scallop RSR 2005 Scallop RSR 2006 Scallop RSR 2007 Scallop RSR
2008 Scallop RSR 2009 Scallop RSR 2010 Scallop RSR 2011 Scallop RSR
2012 Scallop RSR 2013 Scallop RSR 2014 Scallop RSR 2015 Scallop RSR
2016 Scallop RSR

The Resource Survey Report consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercial and recreationally important species caught during the Ecosystem Surveys Branch's seasonal bottom trawl, surfclam and scallop resource cruises. Specific details about the nets, doors, liners, and dredges used during these trips can be found within each report. Tow duration and areas of operation will also vary depending on the type of survey. All stations are randomly selected and catches can be light compared with commercial tows. Also, vessel operations are on a 24-hour basis and catches have not been adjusted for day/night differences. Nevertheless, this data can provide fishermen with useful information about the distribution and relative abundance of species inhabiting the survey area (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine, including Georges Bank). Please go to the Cruise Results page and select the corresponding survey type.

1999 Clam RSR 2002 Clam RSR 2005 Clam RSR 2008 Clam RSR
2011 Clam RSR 2012 Clam RSR 2013 Clam RSR 2014 Clam RSR
2015 Clam RSR 2016 Clam RSR

These Resource Survey Reports consists of field notes, station and catch summaries, and a series of geographical plots of commercially and recreationally important species caught during industry-cooperative research efforts. Unlike most Ecosystems Surveys Branch activities, protocols vary significantly by project and year. Specific details about the sampling gear, station selection, tow duration, and areas of operation are specific to each study and will be described in general terms in each report.

2009 Monkfish RSR 2013 Georges Bank Flatfish RSR

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