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VIMS Fall IAB Meeting - October 29th - 30th, 2015

The Industry Advisory Board of SCeMFiS will meet October 29th - 30th, 2015 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to view presentations and discuss industry-directed research performed in 2015.

Meeting Registration Form
Travel Information
Hilton Garden Inn Registration - Blocked until 9/28

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).

View Report

Gulf Hills Hotel Spring 2015 Industry Advisory Board Meeting in Ocean Springs, MS

The Industry Advisory Board of SCeMFiS met April 9 &10, 2015 at the University of Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL) to view presentations and discuss the research agenda for 2015. Several new projects were funded as well as continuations to existing projects.

Highlights SCeMFiS Research Highlights for 2014
  • National mammal assessment team formed

  • National stock assessment team formed

  • New hydraulic dredge designed and successfully deployed

  • Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council funds design of next generation mammal assessment model

  • SCeMFiS gears up to age the oldest living animal on earth; the ocean quahog

SCeMFiS Science Agenda

Fall 2014 SCeMFiS IAB Meeting

The fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting took place October 30 & 31, 2014 in Gloucester Point, Virginia. This meeting provided project updates and insight for growing the Center as well as the various research programs.


marine mammal team

The 2014 IAB Meeting in Gulfport, MS was a success and yields nine new projects

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of SCeMFiS met April 30-May 1 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) to implement the research program for 2014.

Press release and photo gallery

NOAA fishing boats

2013/2014 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.

marine mammal poster
Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Stock Assessments

SCeMFiS Posters

SCeMFiS sponsored research was highlighted during a poster session at the December Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, Maryland.

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