6 Invertebrate Biology, Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management - Day 1

Monday, September 13, 2010: 1:20 PM-4:20 PM
402 (Convention Center)
Invertebrate fisheries have become increasingly important, economically and ecologically, in world fisheries. Because of unique and often complex life histories and management regulations, the assessment and management of invertebrate species are usually more challenging than those of finfish species. The main objective of this proposed symposium is to provide a platform for overview and discussion of fisheries ecology, assessment methods and management strategies for various invertebrate species (e.g., lobster, crab, shrimp, sea urchin, scallop and so on). Speakers who study different invertebrate species in a wide range of geographic areas from east and west coast US, Hawaii, South America, and Australia have been invited to present their work. The last effort to summarize these issues was at the AFS 2005 annual meeting in Anchorage, AK and focused on crabs only. AFS members and participants will benefit greatly from the discussion of the advanced knowledge in fisheries ecology, stock assessment and management of a diverse array of invertebrate species.
Yuying Zhang, PhD
Yuying Zhang, PhD , Yong Chen, PhD , Louis W. Botsford, PhD and Thomas J. Miller
1:20 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:00 PM
Developing an individual based model for estimating biological reference points for the Gulf of Maine American lobster fishery
Yuying Zhang, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Yong Chen, PhD, University of Maine
2:20 PM
Implications of maximum bin size selection in statistical length-structured stock assessment models
Genny Nesslage, PhD, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission; Yong Chen, PhD, University of Maine; Larry Jacobson, PhD, NOAA, NEFSC; Michael Wilberg, PhD, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
2:40 PM
Latitudinal variation of size-fecundity relationships in the Northwest Atlantic Lobster,Homarus americanus
Jens Currie, Memorial University of Newfoundland; David Schneider, PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Kate Wilke, Memorial University of Newfoundland
3:00 PM
3:20 PM
3:40 PM
Coherence in abundance of blue crab populations along the Atlantic coast
Amanda R. Colton, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Thomas J. Miller, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
4:00 PM
Wildly cyclic but sustainable nonetheless: Challenges for a data-poor crab fishery
Dave Armstrong, PhD, University of Washington; Kirstin Holsman, University of Washington; Sean MacDonald, University of Washington; J.M. (Lobo) Orensanz, PhD, Centro National Patagonico, Argentina; Louis W. Botsford, PhD, University of California, Davis
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