These are some examples of how observer data are used and some publications that may be of particular interest to observers and observer program stake holders.
Population Origin of Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus by-catch in U.S. Atlantic Coast Fisheries. I Wirgin, L Maceda, C Grunwald, TL King. 2015. Journal of Fish Biology (2015) 86, 1251-1270.
Occurrence and Patterns of Antibiotic Resistance Invertebrates of the Northeastern United States Coast. JM Rose, RJ Gast, A Bogomolni, JC Ellis, BJ Lentell, K Touhey, M Moore. 2009. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67 (2009) 421–431.
Molecular Characterization of Giardia Intestinalis Haplotypes in Marine Animals:Variation and Zoonotic Potential. E Lasek-Nesselquist, AL Bogomolni, RJ Gast, DM Welch, JC Ellis, ML Sogin, MJ Moore. 2008. Dis Aquat Org 81:39-51.
Victims or Vectors: A Survey of Marine Vertebrate Zoonoses From Coastal Waters of the Northwest Atlantic. AL Bogomolni, RJ Gast, JC Ellis, M Dennett, KR Pugliares, BJ Lentell, MJ Moore. 2008. Dis Aquat Org 81: 13-38.
Characteristics of sea turtles incidentally captured in the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop dredge fishery. HL Haas, E LaCasella, R LeRoux, H Milliken, B Hayward. 2008. Fish Res 93(3):289-295.
An investigation of three methods of mesh size meansurement. R.S.T. Ferro, L. Xu. 1996. Fisheries Research 25 (1996) 171-190.
Observations of the 1992 U.S. Pelagic Pair Trawl Fishery in the Northwest Atlantic, by P Gerrior, A Williams, and D Christensen. 1994. Mar Fish Rev 56(3):24-27.
Incidental Take of Marine Mammals in Foreign Fishery Activities off the Northeast United States, by G Waring and P Gerrior. 1990. Fish Bull 88(2): 347-360.
Operational Assessment of 20 Northeast Groundfish Stocks, Updated Through 2014. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2015. CRD 15-24: 256 p.
Serious Injury Determinations for Small Cetaceans and Pinnipeds Caught in Commercial Fisheries off the Northeast US Coast, 2013. F Wenzel, GT Waring, E Josephson, MC Lyssikatos, BL Byrd, S Horstman, JR Powell. 2015. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 236;43 p.
An Atlantic Sturgeon Population Index for ESA Management Analysis. J Kocik, C Lipsky, T Miller, P Rago, G Shepherd. 2013. CRD 13-06: 44p.
Brief Description of Greater Atlantic Region Fish and Invertebrate Discard Estimation. J Blaylock, SE Wigely, PJ Rago, M Mood, MC Palmer. CRD 1503: 1-67.
Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010 - January 2011). A Kitts, E Bing-Sawyer, M McPherson, J Olson, J Walden. 2011. Northeast Fish Sci CRD. 11-07; 41 p.
Assessment of 19 Northeast Groundfish Stocks through 2007, Report of the 3rd Groundfish Assessment Review Meeting (GARM III), by Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2008. NEFSC Reference Document 08-15; 884 p.
Appendix to the Report of the 3rd Groundfish Assessment Review Meeting (GARM III), by Northeast Fisheries Science Center. NEFSC Reference Document 08-16; 1056 p.
Bycatch of harbor porpoises in three U.S. gillnet management areas: Southern Mid-Atlantic, Offshore, and Western Gulf of Maine. Orphanides CD, Palka DL. 2008. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 08-09; 8 p.
Harbor porpoise bycatch rates that indicate compliance with pinger regulations for the Northeast gillnet fishery. Palka DL, Orphanides CD. 2008. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 08-10; 13 p.
47th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (47th SAW) Assessment Summary Report. Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2008. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 08-11; 22 p.
Estimated average annual bycatch of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in US Mid-Atlantic bottom otter trawl gear, 1996-2004 (2nd edition). Murray KT. 2008. Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc 08-20; 32 p.
Allocating Observer Sea Days to Bottom Trawl and Gillnet Fisheries in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions to Monitor and Estimate Incidental Bycatch of Marine Mammals. Rossman MC. 2007. U.S. Dep. Commer., Northeast Fish. Sci. Cent. Ref. Doc. 07-19; 17 p.
42nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (42nd SAW) Stock Assessment Report. 2006. NEFSC Reference Document 06-09.
Mortality and Serious Injury Determinations for Baleen Whale Stocks along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, 2000-2004. Cole T, Hartley D, Garron M. 2006. US Dep Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 06-04; 18 p.
U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stock Assessments -- 2005. Waring GT, Josephson E, Fairfield CP, Maze-Foley K, editors. 2006. NOAA Tech Memo 194.
US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal stock assessments -- 2003. Waring GT, Pace RM, Quintal JM, Fairfield CP, Maze-Foley K, Editors. 2004. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 182; 287 p.
Calculating Observer Coverage, by Paul Wade. 1999. Excerpt from NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-OPF-14.
Review and Evaluation of the 1994 Experimental Fishery in Closed Area II on George's Bank, by P Gerrior, FM Serchuk, KC Mays, JF Kenney, and PD Colosi. 1996. NOAA Tech Memo NMFS-NE 111; 52 p.
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