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Paleontologist Page Valentine has been appointed a member of the Essential Fish Habitat Technical Team that advises the Habitat Committee of the New England Fishery Management Council. The EFH Technical Team has 17 members who represent NMFS, SBNMS, state fisheries and coastal resources agencies, EPA, USFWS, USGS, university biologists and environmentalists. The duties of the technical team are to identify and refine the designations of Essential Fish Habitat for species managed by the Council and to address any impacts to that habitat.

Among other issues, the group is considering the potential impact of opening an area on Georges Bank to scallop dredging. The area being considered has been closed to all fishing since 1994. Page provides knowledge of the seafloor geology and its controls on benthic habitats for parts of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.

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