BIDDEFORD (AP) — A group of scientists say more Atlantic cod might survive being thrown back in the water by fishermen that previously through.

Scientists from several organizations, including the New England Aquarium in Boston and University of New England in Biddeford, conducted a study. It’s published in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea’s Journal of Marine Science.

The scientists examined the recreational rod and reel fishery for cod in the Gulf of Maine.