Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

Scientific justification: Canadian and US stock assessments for Atlantic cod indicate considerable fluctuation in stock abundance and recruitment over the last 20 years. This recovering resource is regulated on a stock-by-stock basis, with varying management measures in place. Since the 1920s, a number of small-scale, independent tagging studies were conducted, but each varies considerably in spatial and geographic coverage, tagging technique, and the information collected. Furthermore, information was rarely shared between programs. The Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program was initiated to study cod movements using a standardized technique on a region-wide scale, whilst simultaneously achieving international collaboration between fishermen and scientists. The data will compliment future stock assessments by providing current information on movement patterns and growth in the Gulf of Maine and neighboring waters.

Technical objectives (prioritized): 1) Identify the migration patterns of Atlantic cod throughout the Gulf of Maine and neighboring Canadian and US waters; 2) Identify the extent of mixing between cod in these water bodies; 3) Obtain in situ growth increment information; 4) Investigate the roles of temperature, depth and reproductive condition on migration and growth.

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Metadata Date February 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (); Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: 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: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27389
Harvest Object Id 5328c996-3d3f-4b05-840f-3c5994d991cc
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2003

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