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West Coast Research
Structure-forming corals
Bottom trawling closures
Bottom trawling e ort
Total hours in 2009
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226 - 1000
105 - 226
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Results of visual surveys of a glass sponge habitat
forming “gardens” off southern Washington. This picture
shows sponges with rockfish at a site near Grays Canyon.
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indings from studies funded by the program are submitted to the
Pacific Fishery Management Council to help the Council make in-
formed decisions in describing, identifying, and conserving ground-
fish EFH.
The following products have been submitted to, or are being prepared for,
the Council’s EFH Review Committee:
Figure 2: The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program informs deep-sea coral
management on the West Coast
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