Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Jim Gartland

Multispecies Surveys Leader

Email : [[jgartlan]]
Phone : (804) 684-7546
Office : Hall House 106
Department : Fisheries Science

  • B.S., University of Miami, 1999
  • M.S., College of William and Mary, 2002
Research Interests

My primary interest is in the development and execution of fishery-independent monitoring surveys so as to maximize the utility of these programs in the stock assessment and fishery management processes. Because a myriad of variables besides abundance influence survey catch data, one of my goals has been to try to identify these sources of variability, quantify their effect on the resulting data and assessment models, and mitigate their influence where possible. These efforts are meant to tighten the relationship between population abundance and survey catch data.  Further, in order to supply traditional single-species stock assessments and future multispecies assessments with requisite data, I have focused on developing production ageing protocols and quantifying trophic interactions for species of management interest through the use of survey-collected biological samples. 

Current Projects
Collaborative / Interdisciplinary Efforts
  • Chair, ASMFC NEAMAP Operations Committee
  • Member, ASMFC Fishing Gear Technology Working Group