Navigation Links
Public-private partnership helps monitor fish populations
Date:12/5/2011

days at sea during the last 4 years, plus countless hours in the lab at VIMS processing samples and analyzing data.

Their datarecording factors such as length, weight, age, sex ratio, and diethave now been used to help manage commercially and recreationally important species throughout the coastal waters of the northeastern U.S. These include spot, croaker, drum, summer flounder, and weakfish in the more southerly waters, and black sea bass, scup, squid, spiny dogfish, and winter flounder toward the north. NOAA's latest estimate of the annual ex-vessel value of commercial landings from these waters is $283 million (2008 data).

"The selection of a team from VIMS to manage this interstate survey reflects the reputation our scientists have earned through decades of monitoring work in Chesapeake Bay," says VIMS Dean and Director John Wells. "Their work helps ensure sustainable fisheries not only along the Atlantic seaboard, but also in the Bay, since many of the fishes they monitor spend considerable time in local waters both as juveniles and adults."

Praise for the survey also comes from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who in a letter to former U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke wrote "The Inshore Ocean Trawl Survey is a model of cooperative research... Along with New York, NEAMAP surveys will benefit all of the Atlantic coast states north of South Carolina."

Even though the researchers keep only five fish of each species and size group (small, medium, and large) for full analysis per towquickly identifying, weighing, measuring, and releasing the resttheir workload rapidly adds up. In 2010 alone, they caught and released 1,087,000 fishes weighing approximately 171,961 pounds, recorded the length of 143,642 of those, and spent months in the lab studying the stomach contents of 7,586 fishes and using ear bones to age 10,434 others. All told, the team has so far recorded 146 different species, including boreal, temperate, and tropical for
'/>"/>

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. International public-private partnership offers new paradigm for medicinal chemistry
2. GUMC and Oak Ridge National Labs announce unique research partnership
3. NIH funds 16 Science Education Partnership Awards
4. Montana State partnership receives $66.9M for carbon sequestration
5. New publishing partnership for Energy for Sustainable Development
6. National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation announce 2009 grant recipients
7. NTU seals global partnerships on environmental sciences R&D
8. Oxford Journals and the International Society for Computational Biology announce new partnership
9. Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders
10. BIO-key(R) Enters Strategic Partnership With Nlets
11. BIO-key(R) Enters Strategic Partnership With Nlets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Public-private partnership helps monitor fish populations
(Date:4/16/2014)... improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the ... New research from UC Davis is exploring how these ... could give insights into disorders that typically emerge in ... such as schizophrenia and depression. , Located deep in ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant ... a study published recently in the Journal of Environmental ... all corners of Ohio showed that every single sample had ... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The findings should not alarm ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... , A research group composed of Dr. Martin Prechtl, ... Cologne,s Department of Chemistry has discovered a new method ... of hydrogen from liquids is of particular interest when ... the project, entitled "Selective and mild hydrogen production using ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops 2Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 2Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 3Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 4
... Illinois researchers, Phillip A. Newmark, a professor of cell ... the William H. and Janet Lycan professor of chemistry, ... Newmark and van der Donk are among 56 biomedical ... nationwide competition. The 2008 investigators were selected for their ...
... The University of Nottingham have taken some important first ... cell, a leading science journal reports. Dr Cameron ... School of Pharmacy have used polymers long-chain molecules ... the surfaces of a real cell. In work ...
... summer temperatures could mean some parts of southern England are ... according to a new book launched today (26 May 2008). ... College London, claims that if average summer temperatures in the ... of Hampshire and the Severn valley, which currently contain many ...
Cached Biology News:2 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators 22 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators 3Life, but not as we know it? 2Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine making by 2080 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Two champions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ... competition for middle and high school students designed to ... The competition presents students with real-world problems experienced by ... and Sciences is a program administered by the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the internet's ... for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound ... over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume ... two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and ... the United States and Europe ... JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 iLab Solutions, the leader in ... new Director of Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle will ... sub-teams to guide in the development of iLab products. Her ... maximum possible benefit to the scientific community by offering the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... of Technologies for Enabling Faster, Easier,Quantification of Protein Biomarkers in ... ... Clinical Trials, WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 10 Decision ... for,pharmaceutical research and development, today announced the company,s,PATH(R) technology has ...
... N.H., Dec. 10 iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq:,ICAD), an ... early identification of cancer, today announced that two,U.S. ... been granted,to the Company by the United States ... demonstrate our on-going commitment to broadening,and protecting our ...
... clinic ... TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX, CALGARY, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... by,the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase ... novel first-in-class small,molecule that increases the production of ApoA-I and HDL. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Decision Biomarkers Awarded U.S. Patent for Protein Array Surface Chemistry 2iCAD, Inc. Awarded Two Additional Patents for Its Computer-Aided Detection Technology 2iCAD, Inc. Awarded Two Additional Patents for Its Computer-Aided Detection Technology 3FDA Grants Resverlogix Approval to Commence a Phase 1 Clinical Trial for RVX-208 2FDA Grants Resverlogix Approval to Commence a Phase 1 Clinical Trial for RVX-208 3
CHIMAERIC HUMAN IgA2 ANTI NP...
ANTI NO-TRYPTOPHAN CONJUGATE...
... Captivate magnetic separator for 96-well ... in conjunction with the Captivate ... or other magnetic particles and ... microplates. Cell Biology Cell Separation ...
Protein Phosphorylation...
Biology Products: