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Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability


Please Join the Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability at the 2018 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ August 19th-23rd, 2018.

Special Events

Symposium: Celebrating the lifelong achievements of Kenneth W. Able, director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station since 1987
8/20/18
10:00AM – 05:00 PM
Room: 320

Rutgers Subunit Fundraiser
8/20/18
04:00PM – 11:00 PM
Tun Tavern

Stakeholder Engagement Day
Reduced rate of $50 for accepted industry members, please apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/F6uHHN8VmoouIq6I2
8/21/18


Poster Presentations

All poster presentations below are from 6:00pm-8:30pm, 8/20/18, in Hall B. 

Presenter

Rutgers Co-Authors

Title

Program

Michael DiLorenzo

Jennifer Hoey, Malin Pinsky, Kenneth W. Able

BSP-31: The Effects of Temperature Change on Growth and Development Rates of Larval Summer Flounder

Best Student Papers and Posters

Massimo DiSanto

Douglas Zemeckis, Jason Morson, Eleanor Bochenek, Daphne Munroe

P-32: Providing Data on Discards and Fishery Dynamics to Inform the Management of New Jersey’s Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery

Poster Presentations

Christina Welsh

Kenneth W. Able, Ryan Larum

P-43: Distribution and Ecological Role of Peat Reefs in a Southern New Jersey Salt Marsh

Poster Presentations

Dawn Parry

Paola Lopez-Duarte, Jessica L. Valenti, Kenneth W. Able, Olaf Jensen

BSP-26: Distinguishing Juvenile Striped Bass Habitats and Spawning Sites Using Otolith Microchemistry

Best Student Papers and Posters

Mattea Berglund

Douglas Zemeckis, Olaf Jensen

P-7: Shell Disease Prevalence in American Lobster, Jonah Crab, and Rock Crab in the Mid-Atlantic

Poster Presentations

Emily McGuckin

Roland Hagan, Kenneth W. Able

BSP-19: Changes in Abundance and Length of Representative Juvenile Fishes in Relation to Increasing Sea Surface Temperatures in the Mullica River – Great Bay Estuary, NJ

Best Student Papers and Posters

Daphne Munroe

Jacob Goodwin, James Vasslides

LBP-16: Shellfish Connectivity in Barnegat Bay: Combining Larval Sampling, Dispersal Modeling, and Outreach to Inform Enhancement

Late Breaking Posters

Samantha Glover

Douglas Zemeckis

P-6: Description of American Lobster Biology and Commercial Fishery Dynamics Off New Jersey

Poster Presentations

Samantha Glover

Douglas Zemeckis

P-6: Description of American Lobster Biology and Commercial Fishery Dynamics Off New Jersey

Poster Presentations

Patricia Woodruff

David Bushek

P-38: Horseshoe Crabs on Beaches Near Active Oyster Aquaculture Farms on the New Jersey Delaware Bayshore

Poster Presentations

Giselle Schreiber

Paola Lopez-Duarte, Kenneth W. Able

P-46: Seasonality and Life History of Shrimp Species in the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary

Poster Presentations

Megan Winton

Douglas Zemeckis

P-50: A Spatial Point Process Model to Estimate Individual Centers of Activity from Passive Acoustic Telemetry Data

Poster Presentations


Talks

Presenter

Rutgers Co-Authors

Title

Date

Time

Room

Talia Young

Malin Pinsky, Kevin St. Martin

Monsters of Climate Science Workshop Talk: How are fishing communities responding to climate change? A test case from the Northwest Atlantic

8/19/2018

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

320

Kiva L. Oken

Olaf Jensen, Kenneth W. Able, Paola Lopez-Duarte

Why Were Saltmarsh Fish and Invertebrates so Resilient to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

8/20/2018

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

314

Laura Gray

Daphne Munroe

Investigating Clam Garden Productivity: Does Addition of Shell Hash Optimize Surface Sediments for Settlement and Early Survival?

8/20/2018

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

409

Josh Kohut

Laura Nazzaro

Cooperative Development of Dynamic Habitat Models Informed By the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Inform Fisheries Management Decision Making in the Coastal Ocean

8/20/2018

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

413

Alexandra Schneider

Paola Lopez-Duarte, Kenneth W. Able

What Controls the Recruitment of Juvenile Blue Crabs in Southern New Jersey?

8/20/2018

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

320

Jessica L. Valenti

Kenneth W. Able, Thomas M. Grothues

Ichthyoplankton Supply to Estuarine Habitats

8/20/2018

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

320

Michael Acquafredda

Daphne Munroe

Possible Niche Partitioning Among Four Ecologically and Economically Important Filter-Feeding Bivalves

8/20/2018

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

409

Thomas M. Grothues

Jason M. Morson, Kenneth W. Able

Evidence of Phenological Shifts in the Recruitment of Fishes from Long-Term Time Series in the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary in Southern New Jersey

8/20/2018

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

320

Sarah Borsetti

Daphne Munroe

Growth, Maturation Timing and Seasonal Reproduction of Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum) in the Mid-Atlantic Bight

8/20/2018

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

308

Laura Nazzaro

Josh Kohut

Long-Term Trends in Fall Migration Onset Based on Thermal Triggers in Mid Atlantic Bight Fish

8/20/2018

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

318

Lisa Calvo

Jenny Shinn

Student Centered Oyster Restoration in Delaware Bay, NJ

8/20/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

409

Jacalyn Toth

Kenneth W. Able, Roland Hagan

Diet of Common Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) in a Southern New Jersey Estuary; A Story of Perseverance and Collaboration, Years in the Making!

8/20/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

320

Mark Botton

Robert Loveland

An Overview of the Major Challenges Facing Horseshoe Crab Populations in North America and Asia

8/20/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

321

Dvora Hart

Enrique Curchitser, Daphne Munroe

Forecasting Future Range of Sea Scallops Using a Trophically-Linked Species Distribution Model: Will Climate Change Constrain Scallop Distribution in the Mid-Atlantic Bight?

8/20/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

318

Becca Selden

Eva Papaioannou, Kevin St.Martin, Malin Pinsky

Vulnerability and Adaptation of Fishing Communities to Climate-Driven Species Range Shifts: Consequences for Climate-Ready Management

8/20/2018

02:40 PM – 03:00 PM

318

Jason Morson

Kathy Ashton-Alcox, David Bushek, Jennifer Gius, Daphne Munroe

Overview of a Fishery-Independent Survey Used to Esimate Abundance and Natural Mortality of Oysters in Delaware Bay

8/20/2018

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

310

Grace Saba

Fish in the Future Ocean: Lessons from Physiological Studies

8/20/2018

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

318

Paola Lopez-Duarte

Kenneth W. Able, Olaf Jensen, Jennifer Pincin

Resolving Food Web Structures and Energetic Contributions Using Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acids

8/20/2018

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

320

Douglas Zemeckis

Integrating Genetic Variation with Phenotypic Information to Assess Atlantic Cod Stock Structure for Fishery Management

8/20/2018

04:20 PM – 04:40 PM

315

Alyssa Andres

Emily Slesinger, Grace Saba

An Investigation of the Effects of Rising Temperature on Metabolic Scope in the Spiny Dogfish, Squalus Acanthias

8/20/2018

04:40 PM – 05:00 PM

318

Joel Fodrie

Kenneth W. Able, Malin Pinsky, Jennifer Hoey

Assessing Summer Flounder Larval Population Connectivity Via Geochemcial Tagging

8/21/2018

09:40 AM – 10:00 AM

318

Daphne Munroe

Lisa Calvo, David Bushek

Horseshoe Crabs and Shellfish Aquaculture: A Case Study from the Delaware Bay

8/21/2018

09:40 AM – 10:00 AM

408

Douglas Zemeckis

Offering an Introductory Fisheries Science Course to Educate Stakeholders of New Jersey’s Commercial and Recreational Fisheries

8/21/2018

09:40 AM – 10:00 AM

308

Mattea Berglund

Douglas Zemeckis, Olaf Jensen

Trap Survey Development for Mid-Atlantic Artificial Reefs: Investigating Bias and Filling Data Gaps

8/21/2018

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

310

Jason Morson

Daphne Munroe

Evaluating the Potential for a Sex-Balanced Harvest Approach in the Recreational Summer Flounder Fishery

8/21/2018

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

318

Kiva L. Oken

Olaf Jensen, Holly Kindsvater

Accounting for Sex Change in the Estimation of Black Sea Bass Life History Traits

8/21/2018

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

305/306

David Bushek

Kathy Ashton-Alcox, Jason Morson, Daphne Munroe

Collaborative Stock Assessment and Adaptive Management to Sustain the Delaware Bay Oyster Fishery Under High and Variable Natural Mortality

8/21/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

321

Emily Slesinger

Rachael Young, Grace Saba

Effects of Ocean Warming on Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) Aerobic Scope and Hypoxia Tolerance

8/21/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

305/306

John Wiedenmann

Evaluation of Different Harvest Control Rules to Set the Coastwide Catch Limit for Summer Flounder

8/21/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

318

Douglas Zemeckis

Aquaculture to Inform and Support Fisheries: An Overview

8/21/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

316

Talia Young

Kristin Hunter-Thomson

Alternative Seafood Supply Chains As Vehicles for Mutual Learning Among Fisheries Stakeholders

8/21/2018

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

414

Eleanor A. Bochenek

Jason Morson, Olaf Jensen

A Two-Year Hook and Line Survey to Determine Spatial Population Dynamics of Black Sea Bass

8/21/2018

04:00 PM – 04:20 PM

305/306

John Wiedenmann

Should We Allow Quota “Carryovers” and “Paybacks” between Years?

8/21/2018

04:00 PM – 04:20 PM

321

Jenny Shinn

Lisa Calvo, David Bushek

What’s Living on Living Shorelines? Monitoring the Fish and Shellfish Communities Utilizing a Hybrid Living Shoreline

8/21/2018

04:20 PM – 04:40 PM

415

David Rudders

David Bushek, Daphne Munroe, Eleanor Bochenek, Emily McGurk

Investigating the Impact of the Nematode Sulcascaris Sulcata: Spatial Distribution and Effect on the Sea Scallop Fishery

8/21/2018

04:40 PM – 05:00 PM

321

Michael Acquafredda

Daphne Munroe, Lisa Calvo, Mike De Luca

The Effect of Rearing Temperature on Survival and Growth of Early Juvenile Atlantic Surfclams (Spisula solidissima)

8/22/2018

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

316

Corie Charpentier

Rachael Young, Grace Saba

Fishing with Robots: Understanding the Ross Sea Food Web through Integration of Acoustic and AUV Technology

8/22/2018

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

417

Lisa Calvo

David Bushek, Eleanor Bochenek, Kevin Sullivan

Evaluating a New Oyster Cage Culture System to Solve Unique Aquaculture Issues Hampering Development of Oyster Aquaculture in Delaware Bay

8/22/2018

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

316

Michael Whiteside

Ximing Guo

Variation in Shell Shape and Color in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea Virginica

8/22/2018

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

316

Matthew Oliver

Josh Kohut, David Aragon

Factors Affecting Detection Efficiency of Mobile Telemetry Slocum Gliders

8/22/2018

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

417

Douglas Zemeckis

Tagging and Geolocation of Atlantic Halibut Off Cape Cod Using Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags

8/22/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

316

John H. Eiler

Thomas M. Grothues, Joseph A. Dobarro, Rahul Shome

Enhancing the Search for Acoustically-Tagged Fish Using AUV-Based Payload Control

8/22/2018

02:00 PM – 02:20 PM

417

Thomas M. Grothues

Rahul Shome

How to Choose the “Best” Fish Position Solution from AUV-Based Synthetic Apertures? the Performance of Agnostic Quality Metrics Based on Gnostic Tests

8/22/2018

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

417

Joseph Caracappa

Daphne Munroe

Morphological and Behavioral Variability between Blue Crab Larval Broods

8/22/2018

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

320

Shanyn Fiske

Diversity As an Act of Radical Imagination

8/22/2018

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

314

Jozef Nissimov

Rebecca Vandzura, Christopher Johns, Frank Natale, Liti Haramaty, Kay Bidle

Flowcam Imaging Applications for the Study of Particle Aggregation in an Ecologically Important Host-Virus Model System

8/22/2018

03:00 PM – 03:20 PM

316

Alexandrea Safiq

Christopher Free, Jessica L. Valenti, Joe Caracappa, Alexis Henry, Olaf Jensen

Perceptions of EBFM Among State Natural Resource Agency Personnel in the Northeast

8/23/2018

08:00 AM – 08:20 AM

417

Debashish Bhattacharya

Alexander Shumaker, Huan Qiu, Ehud Zelzion, Nicole Wagner

Using Genomics to Study Heat and pH Stress Responses in the Hawaiian Coral Montipora Capitata

8/23/2018

08:40 AM – 09:00 PM

316

Christopher Free

Olaf Jensen

A Mixed-Method Approach for Quantifying Illegal Fishing and Its Impact on an Endangered Fish Species

8/23/2018

09:00 AM – 09:20 AM

417

Abigail Golden

Christopher Free, Olaf Jensen

Motivations and Preferences of Recreational Trophy Anglers in a Developing-Nation Fishery

8/23/2018

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

417

Thomas M. Grothues

Swmp in Service of Fisheries: Coupling Long-Term Monitoring with Focused Fisheries Research at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

8/23/2018

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

305/306

Douglas Zemeckis

Tagging and Geolocation of Atlantic Halibut Off Cape Cod Using Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags

8/23/2018

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

310

Kaitlin Gannon

Mike De Luca

Swmp Data Application in Education

8/23/2018

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

305/306

Victoria Musumeci

Kenneth W. Able

Estuarine Predator-Prey Interactions in the Early Life History of Two Eels (Anguilla rostrata and Conger oceanicus)

8/23/2018

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

321

Anthony Vastano

Orion Weldon, Stephanie Melara, Andrew Lahr, Shawn Hazlett, Olaf Jensen

Evaluating Passage Performance of Spawning American Shad and River Herring at the Island Farm Weir on the Raritan River: Results of a Six Year Study

8/23/2018

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

408

Colin Dassow

Olaf Jensen

Hyperstability in Largemouth Bass Fisheries? Tests Using Comparative Surveys and a Whole Lake Experiment

8/23/2018

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

417

Jessica L. Valenti

Thomas M. Grothues, Kenneth W. Able

Influence of Shoreline Armoring on Deep-Subtidal Marsh Creek Fish Communities

8/23/2018

02:00 PM – 02:20 PM

305/306

Douglas Zemeckis

Eleanor Bochenek, Thomas M. Grothues, Olaf Jensen

Estimating and Reducing the Discard Mortality Rate of Black Sea Bass in Mid-Atlantic Offshore Recreational Fisheries

8/23/2018

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

310

Douglas Zemeckis

Deriving Fishery-Scale Discard Mortality Rate Estimates and Best Catch-and-Release Practices in the Gulf of Maine Recreational Groundfish Fishery

8/23/2018

02:40 PM – 03:00 PM

310