Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program Analysis of landings and

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Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program Analysis of landings and
Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program
Analysis of landings and effort data for
2008-present
March 30, 2011
Landings by Statistical Area
• During 2008-10 RSA landings spread across 11
statistical areas but bulk of these landings come from
3 areas:
• 613 = 33 %
• 537 = 32 %
• 539 = 9 %
• 2009 RSA landings as a proportion of total landings
from area.
• 613 = 18 % of landings from area
• 537 = 10 % of landings from area
• 539 = 7 % of landings from area
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Northeast Statistical Areas
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Gear quantity by Statistical Area
• Inconsistent VTR reporting. Some individuals appear
to report number of strings hauled while others
appear to report amount of gillnet gear in water.
• Vessels that appear to utilize the trip limit exemption
under the EFP also appear to use more gillnet gear.
• Frequency of gillnet quantity used on RSA trips
appears skewed towards higher quantities of gear
(75 nets or more) in areas 537 (46%) and 539 (20%)
than in area 613 (11%).
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Landings per Trip
• In 2009, landing by gillnet vessels fishing under EFP
totaled about 940,000 lbs live weight or 5% of total
2009 landings or 9 % of SMA landings.
• Majority of RSA trips by vessels fishing under EFP
(2008-10) average 550 lb tail weight per DAS or less.
• ~ 34 % of trips above 550 lb per DAS
• ~ 8 % of trips are above 1,100 per DAS (2 x limit for
Category A or C vessel)
• ~ 3 % of trips above 1,650 tail weight per DAS (3 x limit
for Category A or C vessel)
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In Conclusion….
• Landings per DAS and quantity of gear used on RSA
trips in Statistical areas 537 and 539 appear to be
higher than non-RSA trips.
• Conversely, landings per DAS and quantity of gear
used on RSA trips in Statistical area 613 appear to
be the same as non-RSA trips.
• Denotes two strategies for landing RSA monkfish
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