Chris Bartlett

Rainbow Smelt Survey

The goal of this project, led by the Maine Department of Marine Resources, is to conserve and restore wild populations of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), within the U.S. Gulf of Maine watershed. This anadromous fish is listed by the National Marine Fisheries Service as a species of concern as a result of over-harvest, water quality and habitat degradation, inaccessibility of spawning grounds, and possible disease issues.

Cooperative State of Maine Survey of Atlantic Halibut in Groundfish Closed Areas in the Eastern Gulf of Maine

photo of a man holding a halibut aboard a boat
Atlantic Halibut.

The overall objective of the program is to contribute to the protection and rebuilding of Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, by enabling the collection and analyses of basic biological and ecological data essential for the long-term sustainable management of this species.