NOAA Fisheries Cancels Four 2020 Surveys Due to COVID-19
NOAA Fisheries announced the cancellation of four research surveys off the East and Gulf Coasts because of uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Autumn Bottom Trawl Survey (NEFSC), Summer Ecosystem Monitoring Survey (NEFSC), Northern Shrimp Survey (NEFSC) and Summer and Fall Plankton Survey (SEFSC) were all cancelled.
“These are difficult decisions for the agency as we strive to balance our need to maintain core mission responsibilities with the realities and impacts of the current health crisis,” NOAA wrote in an update...
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