The Fall ME-NH trawl survey conducted by the State of Maine, Department of Marine Resources is scheduled to begin September 25th, 2023 in New Hampshire working east to Lubec. The more information we have regarding our fisheries, the better equipped we are to defend these resources and your livelihoods. The ME-NH trawl survey provides valuable information for the management of important commercially harvested species. Failure to complete the proposed tows could jeopardize the use of our data for state and federal lobster and finfish management. To address this, we will be increasing our efforts to move gear within the published tows.
If you have gear in the path of the survey, please clear an area 1/8th mile on either side of the 1 nautical mile towline for day of the tow to avoid the need for our Marine Patrol to handle it.
For more detailed charts, please call Rebecca Peters on her cell phone at 207-557-5276, or email (Rebecca.J.Peters@maine.gov)
Tow Schedule and Updates are available via several methods.
Boat Contacts: F/V Robert Michael monitors Channels 16 and 13
Boat cell phone @ 207-557-5276 (Chief Scientist, Rebecca Peters)