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Bottom Trawl Survey Protocol Development (HB0706, EK60)
Cruise objectives include: 1) Investigate performance characteristics of new research bottom trawl; 2) Develop standard operating procedures for the NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey; 3) Test operation and develop protocols for the use of the fish processing system; 4) Identify and address issues prior to conducting calibration activities with the NOAA FRV ALBATROSS IV in September 2007; and, 5) to test manufacturer?s modifications made to the ship?s hydrographic winches.