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Groundfish Assessment Program

Groundfish Program Manuals

 

 

Bottom Trawl Survey Protocols

NOAA Protocols for Groundfish Bottom Trawl Surveys of the Nation's Fishery Resources

 

 

Safety Manual

The staff of the RACE Groundfish Assessment Program conducts fieldwork in a potentially dangerous environment: on small vessels floating in a very cold ocean. This At-Sea Safety Manual, developed by the RACE/REFM At Sea Safety Committee, identifies unsafe situations and practices that we face in our everyday field activities. Rules and strategies have been devised to minimize the dangers they present. 

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Groundfish Survey Codes

We maintain and annually update the Groundfish Survey Codebook which is a list of the codified survey operations, standards, and units of measure that serve as domain values in the Groundfish Program database.

Groundfish Survey Codes, PDF file

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Groundfish Species Codes

We maintain and annually update the Groundfish Species Codebook which lists the names/codes of fish and invertebrates identified on the bottom trawl surveys and serve as domain values in the Groundfish Program database. It is not a comprehensive list of all taxa potentially available to the surveys nor a hierarchical taxonomic key.

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