Spring Trawl Survey starts April 29
The Spring ME-NH trawl survey conducted by the State of Maine, Department of Marine Resources is scheduled to begin April 29 in New Hampshire, working east to Lubec. The ME-NH trawl survey provides valuable information for the management of important commercially harvested species. Gear in the path of scheduled tows can cause delays or cancellation and could jeopardize the use of quality data for state and federal lobster and finfish management. To support this important research effort, DMR is asking lobstermen to move any gear that is set within the area of the tows. Please make sure that all gear is removed from an area 1/8th mile on either side of each 1-nautical-mile towline on the day of the tow.
Latitude/Longitude and TD coordinates for tow locations and schedules can be found at:http://www.maine.gov/dmr/science-research/projects/trawlsurvey/sp19/index.html. For more detailed charts, please call Rebecca Peters at the office 207-633-9530, or by cell 207-557-5276, or email (Rebecca.J.Peters@maine.gov)
Tow Schedule and Updates are available via several methods: Boat Contacts — F/V Robert Michael monitors Channels 16 and 13; Boat cell phone 557-5276 (Chief Scientist, Rebecca Peters)