NEFOPNortheast Fisheries Observer Program
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Spatial overlap Seasonal spatial overlap was quantified on an annual basis to examine how spiny dogfish distribution was related to both commercial fishery effort and catch throughout the NEFOP time series (1989-2009).
Preliminary analysis of observer data from the NEFOP revealed that the majority of spiny dogfish were captured by the SGN (autumn: 57%; spring: 47%) and OT fisheries (autumn: 29%; spring: 45%).
This fishery is a state-waters extension of the Mid-Atlantic gillnet fishery, which is observed by the NEFOP.
Our work was made possible by the dedication of observers from NEFOP and the cooperation of pelagic drift net fishermen.