Bigelow Paired Gear Efficiency Study

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This study was conducted in a relatively small area of Georges Bank where an earlier Georges Bank pilot flatfish survey indicated the highest abundance of yellowtail flounder. Side-by-side towing was conducted on the F/V Hera using the same gear and methods used for the Georges Bank flatfish survey and on the R/V Bigelow using the standard NEFSC bottom trawl survey gear and methods. In addition, an independent method of abundance estimation will be derived using images from HabCam transects conducted simultaneously aboard the R/V Connecticut. The results from this study will be used to estimate the relative catchability of the three different methods for yellowtail flounder which will provide additional information for fisheries managers to allow comparison between the gear used for the Georges Bank pilot flatfish survey and the standard bottom trawl survey.

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Metadata Date September 4, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 4, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. NEFSC Data Access Constraint: If data is stored on an internal NEFSC network, the requester may not have direct access to query the data unless they are also authorized for network access. | Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27319
Harvest Object Id dbc0ff94-3ea1-4fb5-80fc-c163639023b4
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-10-17
Temporal Extent End 2014-10-20

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