Regional Cod Tagging Program
GMRI would like to thank all who
contributed towards the recent cod tagging analysis industry-science
workshops. These were a great success and did much to revive some
interesting discussions on the movements of cod in the Gulf of
About the workshop:
As part of its Year Four contract, the Gulf of Maine Research
Institute (GMRI) secured funding to support a two-part
Industry/Science Workshop for in depth presentation of
contemporary cod tagging data from the Northeast Regional
Cod Tagging Program (NRCTP). Individuals with a strong
interest in both the fishery and the science addressing
Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine are being invited to
The aims of the two-part
workshop are as follows:
1 – Initial presentation of data and findings
Date: Thursday 1st March 2007 Venue: Joe's Boathouse, South Portland,
in detail the data, analyses and findings to date
from the NRCTP.
• Invite comments and suggestions from both
industry and scientific stakeholders on what additional
analyses would benefit our understanding and management
of the cod fishery.
• Identify a short-list of key analyses which
will be undertaken for presentation at the 2nd workshop.
2 – Delivery of follow-up analyses
Date: Wednesday June 6th 2007 Venue: Gulf of Maine Research Institute,
back to the group the identified short-list of key
analyses proposed at the 1st workshop.
• Develop a list of recommendations for future
research and analyses for cod stocks in the Gulf of
Maine and neighboring waters
• Identify which findings will be of most interest
for inclusion in the final dissemination of results
for distribution to stakeholders throughout the region
Each workshop was attended by up to 30 individuals from both
industry and science backgrounds.