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2009 Cooperative Monkfish Survey
NMFS/NEFSC in collaboration with members of the Monkfish Industry

Participating Vessels
Southern Fishery Management Area
F/V Mary K
Owner – K & K Fisheries, Inc.
LOA - 100
Home Port – New Bedford, MA
F/V Mary K
(participated in the 2001 & 2004 Monkfish CooperativeSurveys)
Northern Fishery Management Region
F/V Endurance
Owner - SAI Fisheries, Inc.
LOA - 119
Home Port – New Bedford, MA

F/V Endurance

Tag Reward Poster

Survey Objectives
  • Develop area-swept estimates of population size (numbers, biomass) of monkfish on the US continental shelf
  • Characterize the size, age and sex composition and geographic distribution of the monkfish population
  • Conduct special studies of monkfish, including tagging, reproductive biology, genetics, otolith microconstituents,
    analysis of diet and distribution with respect to temperature
  • Compare results of the industry-based monkfish survey with results from the new NEFSC survey vessel
    FSV Bigelow
  • Collect information on abundance and biomass of associated species in the survey catches

Contact Information: 
Chief Scientist: Dr. R. Anne Richards 
NOAA/Fisheries, 166 Water Street 
Woods Hole, MA 02543 
(508) 495-2305 (Voice) (508) 495-2393 (Fax)

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