Cod Population Structure Symposium

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire
Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room
9 Edgewood Road
Durham, NH 03824

Building a Shared Vision of Atlantic Cod Population Structure
and New England Fisheries

 

This symposium will present the preliminary findings of a 1-year interdisciplinary review of Atlantic cod stock structure, and provide an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on how these new findings relate to their on-the-water experience and observations. The symposium results will contribute information to the final report by the Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Working Group, which is focused on re-evaluating cod stock structure in U.S. waters.

Objectives
 

  • Present the preliminary conclusions about cod stock structure from the perspective of 6 disciplines:
  1. spawning and early life
  2. genetic markers
  3. basic life history – abundance, growth, maturity
  4. external or internal ‘natural’ markers, shape, or coloration
  5. applied markers – both conventional and technology tags
  6. fisherman’s ecological knowledge
  • Capture insight and feedback from fishermen on what is being observed on the water to incorporate into the developing model by researchers
  • Compare status quo and alternatives regarding biologically-supported stock structure of cod in US waters to further identify areas of common ground in the understanding of cod population structure and areas of remaining uncertainty
  • Outline further steps forward for the working group and its products

Steering Committee
 

  • Jamie Cournane – New England Fisheries Management Council
  • Steve Cadrin – University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Erik Chapman – NH Sea Grant/University of New Hampshire
  • Adrienne Kovach – University of New Hampshire
  • Richard McBride & Michele Traver – NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Kent Smedbol – Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Laura Taylor Singer – Facilitator

Contact

Erik Chapman, Ph.D.
Director, NH Sea Grant
erik.chapman@unh.edu
(603) 862-1935

Adrienne Kovach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UNH
adrienne.kovach@unh.edu
(603) 862-1603


Partnering Organizations

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Presentations

Symposium presentations will be available here soon.

Video

View the Symposium recording online


Support for this program was provided by the New England Fishery Management Council under its Cooperative Agreement with NOAA Fisheries Award #NA10NMF4410007.