Category Archives: fisheries management

New Dogfish Management Rules Proposed

Earlier this week some new rules were proposed for spiny dogfish management on the east coast.  The changes affect three key parts of the fishery management plan for spiny dogfish: quota set aside for research, essential fish habitat, and the … Continue reading

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What Drives Dogfish Distribution?

I’ve been meaning to get back into writing about research done by other people (especially if it concerns the mighty spiny dogfish) for some time.  Fortunately, a pretty interesting paper has just come out by researchers at Stony Brook and … Continue reading

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AFS Southern Division Recap

Last week (January 22nd-26th) a couple of my labmates and I headed down to Charleston, South Carolina for the spring meeting of the American Fisheries Society’s Southern Division (referred to from here on in as SDAFS).  This meeting gets researchers … Continue reading

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Winter of the Shark: Brace Yourselves

One of the many projects that have been consuming time that could be spent blogging is the acoustic telemetry project ECU has been involved with off of Cape Hatteras.  Last year saw me take over the day-to-day running of this … Continue reading

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Dogfish Fisheries: Too Successful for Their Own Good?

Things had been going pretty well for U.S. dogfish fisheries.  In June 2010, after half a decade of an essentially closed fishery, the U.S. Atlantic stock was considered rebuilt.  Shortly after, representatives of the fishery petitioned and successfully received sustainability … Continue reading

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Dogfish on Tour: Science Online Oceans

This weekend I’ll be making my first official public appearance since AES back in July, and this time it’ll be a bit of a change of pace.  I’ll be heading down to sunny Miami for the inaugural Oceans edition of … Continue reading

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AES 2013: Day 4

Today was the fourth and last day of presentations for this year’s AES.  The real shark week ended with a bang, featuring this year’s only concurrent pair of shark sessions.  As a result, I definitely missed some talks I wanted … Continue reading

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AES 2013: Days 1 & 2

Here it is, the first official recap post of this year’s AES.  I lack both a smartphone and the Twitter vigor of Dave, so I generally throw all the things that piqued my interest into one big post at the … Continue reading

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Dogfish Puke on the Beach

You may have noticed that it’s been two and half months since something went up here.  I can assure you, I’ve been a busy little grad student in that time.  One of the reasons is that I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Big Moves Proposed in U.S. Shark Management

It’s been quite the week for sharks and the fisheries that target them.  First, ICCAT managed to disappoint on shark management (largely through the actions of Canada of all places) but finally started following scientific advice on bluefin tuna quotas.  … Continue reading

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