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PDT paper image Survey Research for Northeast HMAs

"Analysis of ancillary survey data and surfclam fishery tow data for the Georges Shoals Habitat Management Area on Georges Bank and the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area" is an analysis of surfclam dredging activities and potential impacts on complex habitat in these regions. The analysis is based on ancillary data collected by the NMFS-NEFSC1 clam survey and data on tow locations provided by vessels in the surfclam fishery.

2015 SCeMFiS Research SCeMFiS 2015 Research Highlights

The 2015 poster highlights research such as mammal conservation, fisheries benchmark assessments, quahog aging, aids for habitat management areas, information for data-poor species, and economic impacts for fisheries.

Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA Fall IAB Meeting October 13-14, 2016

Begin making plans to attend the SCeMFiS Fall IAB Meeting, October 13-14, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Monkfish catch statistics 2016 Draft Monkfish Operational Assessment and Review Notes

SCeMFiS researcher, Dr. Steve Cadrin, has been part of a working group for management recommendations. A draft of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center 2016 Monkfish Operational Assessment as well as Dr. Cadrin's review notes have been shared with the SCeMFiS Industry Advisory Board for peer review.

Sara Beam SCeMFiS Funded Teacher Wins Award

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) teachers Sara Chaves Beam and Bethany Smith have won the Governor’s Conservation Classroom Challenge issued last year by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Gulf Coast Sunset USM Meeting Yields Seven Newly Funded Proposals

The Spring 2016 Industry Advisory Board Meeting in Ocean Springs, MS, April 26, 27 resulted in seven newly funded proposals.

Dameron-Kubiakj Dred

Dameron-Kubiak Dredge for clam surveys
Photo: VIMS Molluscan Ecology

New Publications for Juvenile Clam Research

This project developed and fabricated a dredge liner to support a targeted juvenile survey in the new surfclam and ocean quahog industry-vessel based survey carried out by the NMFS-NEFSC.

Bumblebee

SeaWatch International

Welcome Bumble Bee Foods and SeaWatch International

Welcome to our newest members, Bumble Bee Foods and SeaWatch International. Some of the most recent SCeMFiS research projects were very attractive to these companies and we welcome their opinion and support as the Center moves forward in assisting fisheries resources and the industries that rely on them.

Kelsey Kuykendall and Sara Pace Congratulations to Kelsey Kuykendall

The first SCeMFiS-funded graduate student, Kelsey Kuykendall (photo left) graduated, December 2015. The goal of her thesis, Management Strategy Evaluation for the Atlantic Surfclam (Spisula Solidissima), using a Fisheries Economics Model, was to identify a preferred management option that promotes enhanced surfclam productivity and increased fishery viability as indicated by improvement in performance metrics. Sara Pace (photo right) hopes to soon follow in Kelsey's footsteps as another SCeMFiS-funded graduate.

Black Sea Bass - John Toth Photo Black Sea Bass Working Group Appointments

We are proud to announce that SCeMFiS researchers Dr. Steve Cadrin, UMass Dartmouth, and Dr. Robert Leaf, USM, have been appointed to the Black Sea Bass Working Group of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).  

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Scup

Shellfish

Stock Assessment Team Appointments

SCeMFiS is proud to announce the following researchers have been appointed to various stock assessment teams:

Finfish Stock Assessment Team: Jean-Jacques Maguire, Dr. Steve Cadrin, Dr. Robert Leaf, and Dr. Olaf Jensen - Scup Report

Shellfish Stock Assessment Team: Dr. Eric Powell, Dr. Roger Mann, and Dr. Daphne Monroe

Marine Mammal Assessment Team: Dr. Paula Moreno, Dr. Andre Punt, Dr. Randall Reeves, Dr. John Brandon

Large Quahog Shellfish Benchmark Assessments

The SCeMFiS Shellfish Stock Assessment Team will participate in the upcoming ocean quahog and surfclam benchmark assessments of the NEFSC.

Shellfish Stock Assessment Team: Dr. Eric Powell, Center Director, Dr. Roger Mann, Site Director, and Dr. Daphne Monroe, SCeMFiS Researcher.

Surf clams SCeMFiS Scientists Complete Management Strategy Evaluation for Atlantic Surf Clams

SCeMFiS scientists identify management options that will increase LPUE and also increase stock productivity and stock abundance in the Mid-Atlantic region, while maintaining landings at present quota levels.

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Scup - VIMS Photo SCeMFiS Stock Assessment Team Report

The SCeMFiS scup assessment team identified priority issues for the advancement of the scup assessment, reviewed draft working papers, provided data analyses, submitted working papers, participated in the Southern Demersal Working Group, reviewed the working group report, and participated in the Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC).

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NOAA fishing boats

SCeMFiS Report to the National Science Foundation

The first year's report on SCeMFiS research and activities has been submitted to the National Science Foundation.


SCeMFiS Mission Statement

SCeMFiS uses academic, recreational, and commercial fisheries resources to address urgent scientific problems limiting sustainable fisheries,
.. provides academic research products essential for the sustainable management of shellfish and finfish resources, and
.. seeks to simultaneously achieve the goals of sustainable fish and shellfish stocks and sustainable fish and shellfish fisheries.

 

Fishing Fleet - GSSA Photo

Photo: Garden State Seafood Association


SCeMFiS Calendar

The SCeMFiS calendar contains dates of biannual IAB meetings, conference calls, important deadlines, and working group activities.
There are also calendars with important dates of New England and Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Meetings as well as Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings.
SCeMFiS Researchers and IAB Members can add items to the calendar but only the administrator can remove items previously posted. Users can vary the view (monthly, daily, agenda) and the month using the buttons at the top of the calendar.
The side navigation was removed to create a wider area for the calendar. Return to the home page via the breadcrumb (labeled Home) or click on the title at the top of the page or from the footer.

 

SCeMFiS Calendar

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