Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability
The Rutgers Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability is a globally recognized source for science that addresses the challenges of managing fisheries and aquaculture as well as conserving biodiversity in our rapidly changing environment.
The Rutgers Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability expands the reach and visibility of fisheries and aquaculture research at Rutgers through 1) active collaboration with allies in industry, government, and conservation NGOs, 2) a vibrant education program centered around graduate programs in Oceanography and Ecology & Evolution, and 3) the innovative undergraduate minor in Fisheries Science. The center hosts a distinguished speaker series to bring top researchers to Rutgers for a seminar and meetings with students and faculty, provides graduate student conference travel funding, and hosts an annual Academic-Industry conference to enhance research partnerships between Rutgers and New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industry.
Olaf Jensen, Director
Fisheries and marine resource management with emphasis in gear technology, bycatch, discards, mortality, socioeconomics, and habitat degradation as well as fisheries management issues and policies
Ocean circulation and its role in the climate system, dynamics of circulation, physical-biological interactions, coupled Earth System Models, and multi-scale climate dynamics and numerical modeling
Michael De Luca
Development, growth, and prosperity of aquaculture in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region, capitalizing on environmental sampling and sensing networks to inform coastal management, and enriching K-12 science education
Thomas (Motz) Grothues
Bonnie McCay (emerita)
Spatial and temporal patterns of larval settlement in coastal and marine ecosystems and their influence on invertebrate populations using a combination of computer modeling, field-based research, and laboratory experiments
Coastal marine organismal ecology and physiology, with emphasis on how organisms interact with their environment and other organisms, how physiological processes impact biogeochemistry, and how climate change impacts these processes
Kevin St. Martin
Informing the assessment and management of fishery resources using field-based surveys or tagging studies to investigate fish population structure, seasonal movements, discard mortality, or spawning dynamics