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Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 14-06

Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Survey Protocols for the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow

Philip J. Politis, John K. Galbraith, Paul Kostovick, and Russell W. Brown
NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543

Web version posted December 15, 2014

Citation: PJ Politis, JK Galbraith, P Kostovick, RW Brown. 2014. Northeast Fisheries Science Center bottom trawl survey protocols for the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 14-06; 138 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

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Appendix A.Yankee 36 Survey Trawl Reference Manual

Appendix B. NEFSC 3-Bridle, 4-Seam Survey Gear Standard Reference Manual

Appendix C. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Survey standard strata numbers, square mileage and depth range

Appendix D. Protected Resources

Appendix E. NEFSC Standard Scope Ratio Table

Appendix F. T.O.G.A. Coding Details

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