The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is the principal source of dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries

 

Maine Department of Marine Resources (ME DMR)

The ME DMR was established to conserve and develop marine and estuarine resources; to conduct and sponsor scientific research; to promote and develop the Maine coastal fishing industries; to advise and cooperate with local, state, and federal officials concerning activities in coastal waters; and to implement, administer, and enforce the laws and regulations necessary for these purposes.

Contact: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/employees.htm

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ME DMR
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Location and Contact Information
Address: 
  • 21 State House Station
  • Augusta, ME 04333

 

Phone / Fax: 
  • 207.624.6550
Website: 
www.maine.gov/dmr/index.htm
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Featured On-the-Ground Project
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Portside Commercial Catch Sampling and Comparative Bycatch Sampling for Atlantic Herring, Atlantic Mackerel, and Atlantic Menhaden along New England and the Mid-Atlantic

Since 2003, when it began as a portside Atlantic herring bycatch survey, ACCSP has provided funds to ME DMR to collect data from three important New England fisheries (Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, and river herring). What makes this project unique is its collaborative nature. Not only does ME DMR staff work closely with NOAA Fisheries observers, it also pools resources with staff from MA DMF by identifying co-occurring trips and comparing results between at-sea and portside sampling. In 2013, the partners combined databases to provide a centralized data set for better analysis. Recently, results from this project have been used by the NEFMC and MAFMC to establish river herring bycatch caps in the Atlantic herring and Atlantic mackerel federal waters fisheries. Also, catch-at-age matrices have been developed and used in assessments for Atlantic herring and mackerel, while biological samples of Atlantic herring and river herring bycatch have been used for determining important parameters for the assessment models in use. Further biological samples of herring were and are expected to continue to be important for determining spawning area closures in the directed Atlantic herring fishery.

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Featured Data Query
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Top Five Maine Species by Pounds in Last Full year

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In the Data Warehouse, ME DMR has annual summaries from 1950-1989, monthly summaries from 1990-1993, mixed trip reports from 1994-2006, and trip reports for all fisheries since 2007. 

ME DMR has also provided biological sampling data for American lobster (1981-2007) and Atlantic herring (2002 - 2010) available via custom data request.

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SAFIS Implementation
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ME DMR has been using eDR since 2006. To sign up please visit: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/reportingforms.htm.

 

 

Location and Contact Information

Address Phone / Fax Email Website
    • 21 State House Station
    • Augusta, ME 04333

     

    • 207.624.6550

www.maine.gov/dmr/index.htm

Featured On-the-Ground Project

Portside Commercial Catch Sampling and Comparative Bycatch Sampling for Atlantic Herring, Atlantic Mackerel, and Atlantic Menhaden along New England and the Mid-Atlantic

Since 2003, when it began as a portside Atlantic herring bycatch survey, ACCSP has provided funds to ME DMR to collect data from three important New England fisheries (Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, and river herring). What makes this project unique is its collaborative nature. Not only does ME DMR staff work closely with NOAA Fisheries observers, it also pools resources with staff from MA DMF by identifying co-occurring trips and comparing results between at-sea and portside sampling. In 2013, the partners combined databases to provide a centralized data set for better analysis. Recently, results from this project have been used by the NEFMC and MAFMC to establish river herring bycatch caps in the Atlantic herring and Atlantic mackerel federal waters fisheries. Also, catch-at-age matrices have been developed and used in assessments for Atlantic herring and mackerel, while biological samples of Atlantic herring and river herring bycatch have been used for determining important parameters for the assessment models in use. Further biological samples of herring were and are expected to continue to be important for determining spawning area closures in the directed Atlantic herring fishery.

Featured Data Query

Top Five Maine Species by Pounds in Last Full year

Click Here to see the Chart>>

In the Data Warehouse, ME DMR has annual summaries from 1950-1989, monthly summaries from 1990-1993, mixed trip reports from 1994-2006, and trip reports for all fisheries since 2007. 

ME DMR has also provided biological sampling data for American lobster (1981-2007) and Atlantic herring (2002 - 2010) available via custom data request.

SAFIS Implementation

ME DMR has been using eDR since 2006. To sign up please visit: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/reportingforms.htm.