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June 28, 2017 UMass Dartmouth researchers partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute to improve stock assessment Multi-stage project brings together policymakers, fishermen, and scientists to help identify information to be included in new model aimed at improving existing models and data used to manage New England groundfish.
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June 19, 2017 Balancing conservation and utilization along the US Atlantic coast Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have developed a voluntary program to reduce the catch of threatened fishes
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June 9, 2017 Tracking toothed whale activity Toothed whales are considered key to maintaining healthy ecosystems. PhD candidate Tammy Silva is collaborating with SMAST scientists and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to understand how the species influences the health of Massachusetts Bay.

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