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Cadrin, Steve. 2019 Summer Flounder 2019 Benchmark Stock Assessment (66th Stock Assessment Workshop), Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS)

Cadrin, Steve & J.J. Maguire. 2018. Atlantic Herring 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment (65th Stock Assessment Workshop), Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS)

Cadrin, Steve. 2016. Draft Monkfish Operational Assessment and Review Notes - A draft of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center 2016 Monkfish Operational Assessment as well as Dr. Cadrin's review notes

Gartland, James, Latour, Robert, Vogelbein, Wolfgang. 2019. Reproductive Biology and Fecundity of Atlantic Menhaden, National Science Foundation, Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS), 31 p.

Jacobson L, Hennen D. 2019. Improving the NEFSC clam survey for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. US Dept Commerce, Northeast Fish Sci Center Ref Doc. 19-06; 89 p.

Maguire, J.J.2018. Final Report: Finfish Stock Assessment Team – Atlantic Mackerel, May 2018

Murray, Thomas. 2016. Economic Activity Associated with SCeMFiS Supported Fisheries Products (Ocean Quahog & Atlantic Surfclams)

Nesslage, Geneviève and Robert Leaf. 2019. An evaluation of sampling adequacy for Atlantic Menhaden fisheries, June 13, 2019, Technical Report TS-725-19 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Nesslage, Geneviève and Robert Leaf. 2019. An evaluation of sampling adequacy for the Gulf Menhaden reduction fishery, June 13, 2019

Nesslage, Geneviève, 2018. Design of a cooperative winter survey for Atlantic menhaden. Draft for SCeMFiS Review: April 20, 2018, Revised after review: September 19, 2018

Powell & Mann, 2018. Growth and Longevity in Surfclams East of Nantucket

Powell, 2018. Further Evaluation of the Relationship of Cobbles and Rocks to Surfclams

Powell, E.N., Kuykendall, K., and Moreno, P. 2016. 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.

61st Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (61st SAW) Assessment Report (471page .pdf) (NEFSC access to sections)

Reviewed Publications

Brandon, J. R., Punt, A. E., Moreno, P. and Reeves, R. R. 2017. Toward a Tier System Approach for Calculating Limits on Human-Caused Mortality of Marine Mammals. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw202.

Cadrin, S., Leaf, R., Jensen, O. 2016. Contributions to the SAW2 Black Sea Bass Stock Assessment. SCeMFiS Working Group Report. December 14, 2016.

Daley, T. and R.T. Leaf. 2019. Age and growth of Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) in the Northwest Atlantic. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 50: 1-12

Hilborn, R., Amoroso, R., Bogazzi, E., Jensen, O.P., Parma, A., Szuwalski, C., and C.J. Walters. (2017). When does fishing forage species affect their predators? Fisheries Research. 191 (2017) 211–221

Hofmann, E.E., E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck, D.M. Munroe, R. Mann, D.B. Haidvogel, D.A. NarvÁEz, X. Zhang, K.M. Kuykendall. 2018. An overview of factors affecting distribution of the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima), a continental shelf biomass dominant, during a period of climate change. J. Shellfish Res. 37:821-831

Kuykendall, K.M., P. Moreno, E. N. Powell, T. M. Soniat, S. Colley, R. Mann, D. M. Munroe. (2015). The exposed surface area to volume ratio: Is shell more efficient than limestone in promoting oyster recruitment?  J. Shellfish Research. 34(2):217-225. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/035.034.0203

Kuykendall, Kelsey, Eric N. Powell, John M. Klinck, Paula T. Moreno, Robert T. Leaf (2019). The effect of abundance changes on a management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) using a spatially explicit, vessel based fisheries model. Ocean and Coastal Management 169 (2019) 68–85 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.11.008

Leaf, R. T. (2017) Environmental determinants of Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) oil content in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Indicators 82 (2017) 551–557

Morson, J., Munroe, D., Harner, R., Marshall, R. (2017). Evaluating the potential for a sex-balanced harvest approach in the recreational Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37(6): 1231-1242.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2017.1362490

Munroe, D.M., D.A. Narvaez, D. Hennen, L. Jacobson, R. Mann, E.E. Hofmann, E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck. (2016). Fishing and bottom water temperature as drivers of change in maximum shell length in Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima). Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 178

NarvÁEz, D., Munroe, D., Hofmann, E., Klinck, J.N., Powell, E.N., Mann, R. & E. Curchitser. (2014). Long-term dynamics in Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations: The role of bottom water temperature. Journal of Marine Systems. 141. 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.08.007.

Pace, S. M., Powell, E. N., Mann, R, and M.C. Long. (2017) “Comparison of Age-Frequency Distributions for Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) in the Western Atlantic U.S. Continental Shelf.” Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 585: 81–98, 2017 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12384

Pace, S. M., Powell, E. N., Mann, R, Long, M.C., and J.M. Klinck. 2017. Development of an Age-Frequency Distribution for Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) on Georges Bank. J. Shellfish Res. 36: 41-53.

Powell, E.N., Mann, R., Ashton-Alcox, K.A., Kuykendall, K.M., and M.C. Long. (2017) “Can we estimate molluscan abundance and biomass on the continental shelf?Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 198: 213-224

Powell, E.N., Kuykendall, K.M., and P. Moreno (2017). The death assemblage as a marker for habitat and an indicator of climate change: Georges Bank, surfclams and ocean quahogs, Continental Shelf Research, 142 (2017): 14-3

Powell, E.N. and R. Mann (2016). How well do we know the infaunal biomass of the continental shelf? Continental Shelf Research. 115: 27

Powell, E.N., J.M. Klinck, D.M. Munroe, E.E. Hofmann, P. Moreno and R. Mann. (2015). The value of captains' behavioral choices in the success of the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast: a model evaluation. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science. 47:1-27.

Powell, E.N., Klinck, J.M., Hofmann, E.E., Moreno, P., Kuykendall, K., Munroe, D.M., and R. Mann. (2016). Captains' response to a declining stock as anticipated in the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast by model evaluation, Ocean & Coastal Management, 134, pp. 52-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.09.012

Punt, A.E., P. Moreno, J. R. Brandon, and M.A. Mathews. (2018) Conserving and recovering marine species: a comprehensive evaluation of the U.S. approach for marine mammals. ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 5, September-October 2018, Pages 1813–1831, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy049

Timbs, Jeremy, Powell, E., Mann, R. (2018) Assessment of the Relationship of Stock and Recruitment in the Atlantic Surfclam Spisula solidissima in the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. J. of Shellfish Research, 37(5):965-979.  

Conferences and Presentations

Brandon, J.R., A.E. Punt, P. Moreno, and R.R. Reeves (2015). Simulation Testing of a PBR Tier System  Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference. San Francisco, California.

Harner, R., Munroe, D., Morson, J., Marshall, R., and S. Borsetti. (2017). Sex Ratios of Summer Flounder Discards in the Recreational Fishery. MidAtlantic Chapter meeting of American Fishery Society. Bordentown, New Jersey

Kuykendall, K., Powell, E.N., Mann, R., and P. Moreno. (2016). Identifying the historical footprint of the surfclam Spisula solidissima and habitat relationships from a long-term dataset of death assemblage and sedimentology. American Fisheries Society 146 Annual Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri

Kuykendall, K., E.N. Powell, J. Klinck, R.T. Leaf, and P. Moreno. (2015). Management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam Spisula solidissima using a fisheries economics model. American Fisheries Society 145th annual meeting. Portland, Oregon

Mann, R. (2014). SCeMFiS, a new cooperative research effort. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Providence, Rhode Island.

Mann, R. D. Munroe, K. Kuykendall and E. N. Powell (2014). A simple method for correction of breakages losses in clam surveys. National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting. Jacksonville, Florida.

Moreno, P., A.E. Punt, J.R. Brandon, R.R. Reeves (2015). Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Assessments. Pacific Scientific Review Group. Seattle, Washington.

Moreno, P., A.E. Punt, J.R. Brandon, R.R. Reeves (2015). Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Assessments. Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Research and Monitoring Meeting, Marine Mammal Commission. New Orleans, LA.

P. Moreno (2014). Introduction of the SCeMFiS marine mammal assessment team. Atlantic SRG meeting, Woods Hole, 5-7 February, 2014.

P. Moreno (2013). Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Stock Assessments. Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. Annapolis, Maryland.

Morson J., Murnoe, D., and Harner, R.: (2017). Sex Ratios of Summer Flounder Discards in the Recreational Fishery. Southern New England Chapter meeting of American Fishery Society. Mystic Connecticut.

Oshima, M.C., T.M. Daley, and R.T. Leaf. (2016). An examination of trophic interactions in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Past work, present understanding, and future challenges. Alabama-Mississippi Sea Grant Consortium Bays & Bayous Conference. Biloxi, Mississippi.

Oshima, M.C., and R.T. Leaf. (2017). An examination of trophic interactions in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Past work, present understanding, and future challenges. Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting. Biloxi, Mississippi.

Pace, S., Powell, E.N., Mann, R. (2016). Population age frequencies and evidence of multidecadal recruitment in the ocean quahog. American Fisheries Society 146 Annual Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri.

Pace, S.M., Powell, W.N., Mann, R. (2016). Evidence of multidecadal recruitment in the ocean quahog, Arctica islandica in the western Atlantic Ocean. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Riga, Latvia

Powell, E.N., Mann, R. (2016). SCeMFiS (Science Center for Marine Fisheries): programs and progress. American Fisheries Society 146 Annual Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri.

E. Powell (2014). SCeMFiS, a new cooperative research effort. Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council. Biloxi, Mississippi.

E. Powell (2013). Reviewing the Status of SCeMFiS" Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, 10 December, 2013. 

Powell, E.N., J. Klinck, E. Hofmann, P. Moreno, K. Kuykendall, D. Munroe, R. Mann (2015). Captains' response to a declining stock as anticipated in the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery. American Fisheries Society 145th annual meeting. Portland, Oregon

Punt, A.E., P. Moreno, J.R. Brandon, R.R. Reeves (2015). Developing and Testing a Tier System for PBR. Pacific Scientific Review Group. Seattle, Washington.

Sullivan, P (2015). Does Sex Matter to Models? A Retrospective Perspective. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon

Sullivan, P. (2015). Summer Flounder Age, Length, Sex Model. Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Scientific and Statistical Committee. Annapolis, Maryland.

Sullivan, P. (2015). Summer Flounder Age, Length, Sex Model. Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Press Releases

National Science Foundation Awards two Prestigious Research Internships to SCeMFiS Graduate Students - August 22, 2019

SCeMFiS awards $164,000 in grants for Fisheries Research Projects - November 28, 2018

SCeMFiS Allocates Funding for Seven Research Projects Impacting Fisheries Management - May 9, 2018, D’Iberville, MS

SCeMFiS Announces Funding for Two Research Projects Impacting Fisheries Management - November 27, 2017

Access to Surfclam (Spisula solidissima) Fishing Grounds Studied by SCeMFiS Scientists in Research Survey Cruise Southeast of Nantucket Island - August 11, 2017

SCeMFiS Announces New Members: Intershell International Corporation and The Town Dock/Seafreeze, Ltd. - July 11, 2017

SCeMFiS Announces Funding for Seven Research Projects Impacting Fisheries Management - June 12, 2017

SCeMFiS Announces $200,000 for Fisheries Management Research on Mammals, Menhaden, Ocean Quahogs, Surf Clams - 2017

Dameron-Kubiak Dredge Targets Juvenile Clams: Leads to More Sustainable Fisheries - 2016

SCeMFiS Announces Funding for Four New Research Projects Impacting Fisheries Management - October 20, 2016

Science Center for Marine Fisheries Collaborates With Independent Advisory Team (IAT) for Marine Mammal Assessments - February 24, 2015

Science Center for Marine Fisheries Offers Stakeholders a Solution to the Difficult Task of Scientific Collaboration - February 24, 2015

Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS) Funds Nine Research Programs for 2014 - USM, May 21, 2014

Governor appoints VIMS professor, alum to state advisory board: VIMS - September 4, 2013

Science Center for Marine Fisheries holds first meeting at GCRL's Cedar Point site:
Article in the Mississippi Press - June 21, 2013

USM's new president gets first tour of Gulf Coast Research Lab:
Story on WLOX - June 21, 2013

SCeMFiS Press Release - June 28, 2013

New public-private research center will help foster sustainable fisheries - VIMS - March 27, 2013

Testimony

Testimony: "Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges"September 12, 2017- SCeMFiS Vice-Chair, Greg DiDomenico, Executive Director, Garden State Seafood Association testifies at a hearing that focused on the perspectives of commercial, charter, and recreational fishermen on the state of our nation’s fishery laws.

Oversight Hearing: "Exploring the Successes and Challenges of the Magnuson-Stevens Act" July 19, 2017 - Witness testimony from IAB member and former Chair, Jeff Kaelin, Government Relations, Lund's Fisheries, Inc. Memorandum / Testimony / Oral Statement