A University of New Hampshire-based group is funding three research projects that will focus on spawning groundfish in New England waters.

Groundfish include species such as cod and haddock that have high economic value.

The three awards from the Northeast Consortium total more than $335,000. The UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology will share in the grant.

Some of the money will pay for a mapping study of spawning cod on Georges Bank. Another project will focus on winter flounder spawning offshore in the Gulf of Maine. (Associated Press)