Falmouth Research Group Receives Monkfish Grant

FALMOUTH – A Falmouth-based nonprofit has received a grant through NOAA Fisheries and the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program.

The Coonamessett Farm Foundation received a two-year cooperative research project grant to improve the understanding of monkfish biology.

The study will explore non-lethal techniques for determining the sex of the fish and evaluate the maturity stage of Southern New England Monkfish.

The estimated research cost is over $120,000.

The Foundation was one of three grant recipients.

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