Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program Projects in the News
Learn more about some of the recent projects funded through the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program.
Farmed oysters are one of the most valuable aquacultured products in the United States (U.S.), are highly perishable, and increasingly shipped live year-round. Supply chain actors must work together to bring refrigerated oysters to market quickly.
Selective harvest of male blue crabs Callinectes sapidus can reduce the operational sex ratio and alter male mating history and behaviors, reducing the quantity of sperm females acquire during mating.
Recreational fishery management poses unique challenges as diverse user groups often maintain disparate attitudes and behaviors, limiting our ability to predict how fishing mortality may change under future regulatory conditions.
Distribution shifts poleward are a widespread response to climate change and can result in altered community composition and interactions among species that previously were geographically isolated. The novel communities and species interactions that may arise during range shifts provide.
In the United States, the iconic groundfish fishery for Gulf of Maine cod has endured several dramatic reductions in annual catch limits and been federally declared an economic disaster.
Shellfish are known as a potential source of Toxoplasma gondii (responsible for toxoplasmosis), and Cryptosporidium parvum, which is one of the major causes of gastroenteritis in the world. Scientists performed a comprehensive monthly survey for T. gondii and C. parvum during 2016 and 2017 at six sites in Maine.
Empirical discard mortality rate estimates are vital to both stock assessments and fishery management, especially for stocks that experience high discard rates, such as in the recreational rod-and-reel fishery for Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus in the Gulf of Maine.
North Pacific Region
Several recent studies have confirmed the prediction that increases in water temperature driven by climate change can cause range shifts of marine species towards higher latitudes and contraction at lower latitudes. As productive, commercially fished species move northward.
Weed is set to give a big boost to Alaska’s blue economy! The interest in growing seaweeds in Alaska is gaining momentum and training more farmers is the goal of a program starting next February in Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan.
Pacific Islands Region
The sky was dark and overcast, but the gloomy weather belied the team's excitement. It was mid-morning in May, and volunteers and staff at Heʻeia Fishpond in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu paused their efforts clearing the fishpond's invasive mangrove and headed towards the lower grounds of Heʻeia State Park.
In this paper, a method is introduced for the classification of call types of red hind grouper, an important fishery resource in the Caribbean that produces sounds associated with reproductive behaviors during yearly spawning aggregations. For the undertaken task, two distinct call types of red hind are analyzed.
Minimum length limits are used to manage Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus in the U.S. South Atlantic, but rates of discard mortality are unknown for this fishery and others throughout the species’ worldwide range. We estimated discard mortality for Dolphinfish.
This study examines the engagement of Vietnamese American commercial fisheries stakeholders in the US Gulf Coast with state and federal agencies and the role that citizen science and participatory research may play in improving this engagement.
West Coast Region
Catalina Offshore Products and NOAA Fisheries are partnering with fishermen and chefs on an initiative to celebrate the full culinary potential of San Diego’s seafood. Our collaborative team is on a mission to increase the value of the landed catch by broadening your seafood palate. Video: Culinary Conservation: A San Diego Seafood Collaboration
Biomass is often used as a metric for valuing and comparing ecosystems. Here we utilized datasets associated with nearshore rocky reef fish biomass that span the Southern California Bight, using generalized least-squares modelling within the information-theoretic approach.
“The best comeback story since Rocky” is being written right now for the seafood industry in the West Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington, Jana Hennig, the executive director of Positively Groundfish, tells Undercurrent News.
Only 15 minutes had passed since the doors opened for the 14th annual Portland Seafood and Wine festival, and already a crowd was forming around the Rock+Sole booth. Crowds were attracted by the bright design of the mock kitchen and the sight of delectable seafood samples being prepared.
One of the key limitations in the use of artificial microdiets for the culture of marine fish larvae and post-larvae is their poor acceptability. The chemosensory systems of adult and juvenile fish are known to serve important roles in the detection and selection of food items.