Tag Archives: Dr. Kevin Stokesbury (SMAST)

Scallop survey technologies get grilling by select NOAA panel

mkIn the scallop science world, what’s going on this week on the waterfront is a little like a battle of the bands: three competing methods of surveying scallops, pitted against each other in front of a panel of tough scientific judges. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury of the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology said, “What is happening here is that they’re examining the different survey types.”. “Because NOAA wanted to have a review of all the survey techniques as the basis for what they are going to finance,” Stokesbury said. Read the rest here 11:21:

Nation’s #1 Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis with Technology; Issues Recommendations for Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization

smastThe Port of New Bedford, America’s most valuable commercial fishing port, has released a six-pronged plan for the revitalization of the Northeast’s struggling groundfish fishery, and to expand the port’s overall functionality. According to the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission’s (HDC) “Groundfish Port Recovery and Revitalization Plan for the Port of New Bedford and Fairhaven,” Read more here, with supporting links and video   15:47