For Immediate Release - August 22, 2013

Towed Operations of Sonar Survey Completed

The Division of Marine Fisheries has been informed by Tetra Tech that all towed survey operations deployed from R/V Sea Lion V have been completed for the North, Cape Ann, and Southern zones. Accordingly, all high fliers have been removed or are in the process of being removed from these zones. Small boat operations using towed survey gear will continue for several more days just off of both Lynn Beach and Revere Beach. The R/V Sea Lion V will be collecting core samples along the length of the cable route over the next 7-10 days, but will not be towing anything and thus will not present a concern to fixed gear or any other fishing activities in the vicinity of the vessel.

Tetra Tech extends their appreciation for the cooperation received from fixed gear fishermen within the project area.