Fishing Industry-NEFSC-MARACOOS team awarded funding by ASMFC Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Fisheries Program

A team of fishing industry veterans and supporting scientists has received a two year grant to unlock the secret of Atlantic mackerel habitats and migrations on the US east coast. With support from the industry-driven ASMFC Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Fisheries Program, the team will focus on a project titled:

“Collaborative development of a winter habitat model for Atlantic Mackerel, “version 2.0”, for the identification of “cryptic” habitats and estimation of population availability to assessment surveys and the fishery”