Fisheries

Humanity's growing demand for seafood is met in part by harvesting of wild stocks. VIMS researchers help illuminate and guide efforts to monitor, restore, and sustainably manage wild fisheries.

Top Stories
  • VIMS fisheries team featured in children’s book (March 2014) "Counting the Fish in the Sea", by reporter and former teacher Carolyn Miller, depicts a day-in-the-life of VIMS Multispecies Survey Leader Jim Gartland and his team of scientists aboard the fishing vessel Darana R.
  • ASMFC honors Gartland with Annual Award of Excellence (November 2013) The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has presented Jim Gartland of VIMS with one of two Annual Awards of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the field of fisheries science.
  • VIMS alumnus elected Chair of ASMFC (November 2013) Dr. Louis Daniel, Director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and a VIMS grad, has been chosen as the new chairman of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Weng, K.C., et al., 2015. Fishery management, development and food security in the Western and Central Pacific in the context of climate change. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 113: p. 301-311. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.025
  2. Rudders, D.B. and J.M. Ward, 2015. Own-price elasticity of open access supply as a long-run measure of fish stock abundance. Marine Policy, 53: p. 215-226. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.10.003
  3. Narvaez, D.A., et al., 2015. Long-term dynamics in Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations: The role of bottom water temperature. Journal of Marine Systems, 141: p. 136-148. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.08.007
  4. Hobday, A.J., et al., 2015. Impacts of climate change on marine top predators: Advances and future challenges. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 113: p. 1-8. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.01.013
  5. Hobday, A.J., et al., 2015. Reconciling conflicts in pelagic fisheries under climate change. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 113: p. 291-300. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.024

Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to fisheries.