Posted on July 15, 2015

Please be aware that NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) has announced it will host outreach meetings in Portland, Gloucester, Woods Hole, and New Bedford for fishermen interested in the upcoming operational assessments for 20 stocks of Northeast groundfish.

The meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The Gloucester meeting will be held from 2-4 p.m., while the other three will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Two fishery stock assessment analysts will be on hand to meet with interested fishermen, to learn more about recent observations from the fleet that might help focus future research to improve assessments. Check out the meeting details at, as well the topics listed on the navigation bar.

You can also listen to a short webinar, associated info is also located on the website listed above, to learn about the timeline for the assessments, new information to be considered, and how the assessment results will be reviewed before they are used in the fishery management process.

This website will be updated periodically with additional information, so take a look again when you get a chance. For more information please contact Teri Frady at 508 495 2239/

Teri Frady

Chief, Research Communications

NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center 508.495.2239/774.327.9404