A new paper in the journal Nature by researchers at Duke University provides strong evidence that catch share management slows the race to fish in U.S. fisheries on average. Some counterexamples in multispecies settings motivate ongoing work.
"We did this project specifically as a service to local municipalities to get them accurate data to utilize, if they're going to go with the approach of seeding and growing shellfish as part of their water quality management plans."
The development of social science at MIT Sea Grant
MIT Sea Grant is celebrating Sea Grant's 50th Anniversary with a look back at the work of anthropologist Madeleine Hall-Arber. Madeleine started with MIT Sea Grant in 1976, and her work throughout her time there has focused on fishing communities in New England.
Understanding the role of eelgrass in climate change
Understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change provides an opportunity to secure protection and restoration resources. MIT Sea Grant worked with several partners in Massachusetts to quantify the carbon storage of eelgrass beds.
Woods Hole Sea Grant and State, Local Partners Produce Series of Educational Brochures on Shellfish Harvesting, Safety, Preparation and Nutritional Value
To help protect and increase the cultural and financial benefits of shellfish aquaculture, Woods Hole Sea Grant partnered with state and local agencies to produce a series of educational brochures about health and safety aspects of handling and consuming shellfish harvested in state waters.