Reports and Publications

Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D., Bergeron, J. 2013. An assessment of sea scallop abundance and distribution in selected areas, the Hudson Canyon and Delmarva Closed Area and inshore areas of the New York Bight. Marine Resource Report No. 2013-7.

Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D., Bergeron, J. 2013. An assessment of sea scallop abundance and distribution in a selected closed area: Nantucket Lightship Closed Area. Marine Resource Report No. 2013-5.

Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D., Bergeron, J. 2013. An inventory of the sea scallop resource in the Georges Bank Closed Area II and surrounds. Marine Resource Report No. 2013-6.

Smolowitz, R., Goetting, K., Davis, F., DuPaul, W., Rudders, D., Enoksen, R., Anthony, P., Bendiksen, T., Bendiksen, H. 2012. Testing of a low profile excluder dredge for flatfish bycatch reduction. Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Contract Report No. NA11NMF4540021. pp. 57.

Wright, K. M., Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D. 2012. Reducing yellowtail flounder bycatch in the sea scallop dredge fishery: Twine top modifications. Marine Resource Report No. 2012-13.

Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D. 2011. An assessment of sea scallop abundance and distribution in a selected closed area: Georges Bank Closed Area I. Marine Resource Report No. 2011-7.

DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B. 2008. Calibrating industry scallop surveys with NOAA vessel platforms: Final report. Marine Resource Report No. 2008-6.

Yochum, N. and W.D. DuPaul. 2008. Size-selectivity of the Northwest Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) dredge. Journal of Shellfish Research. 27(2):265-271.

DuPaul, W.D. and D.B Rudders. 2006. An Assessment of Sea Scallop Abundance and Distribution in Selected Areas of Georges Bank and the Mid-Atlantic (Part I: Abundance, Distribution and Biomass; Part II: Selectivity of a New Bedford Style Sea Scallop Dredge). Marine Resource Report No. 2006-07.

Yochum, N., DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B. 2006. An assessment of sea scallop abundance and distribution in selected areas of Georges Bank and the Mid-Atlantic. Part II. Selectivity of a New Bedford style sea scallop dredge. Marine Resource Report No. 2006-8.

DuPaul, W.D., Rudders, D.B., Smolowitz, R.J. 2004. Industry trials of a modified sea scallop dredge to minimize the catch of sea turtles. Marine Science Report No. 2004-8.

DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B. 2004. Seasonal, interannual and geographic variations in sea scallop shell height and meat weight. Marine Resource Report No. 2004-3.

DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B. 2004. A comparative evaluation of a 3.5" ring dredge versus a 4.0" ring sea scallop dredge equipped with sea turtle excluder chains. Marine Resource Report No. 2004-5.

Smolowitz, R. J., DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B. 2004. Evaluation of gear modifications to reduce the bycatch of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in sea scallop dredges. Marine Resource Report No. 2004-1.

DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B., Goff, K. D. 2002. Finfish and invertebrate bycatch in the Georges Bank and Hudson Canyon Closed Areas using a 3.5-inch (88.9 mm) and a 4.0-inch (101.6 mm) ring sea scallop dredge. Marine Resource Report No. 2002-4.

Rudders, D. B., DuPaul, W. D. 2002. Evaluation of bycatch reduction devices to facilitate summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) escapement from sea scallop trawls. Marine Resource Report No. 2002-6.

DuPaul, W.D. and D.B. Rudders. 2000. Results of Commercial Sea Scallop Survey in the Hudson Canyon South Closed Area, June 2000. Marine Resource Report No. 2000-08.

Rudders, D. B., W. D. DuPaul & J. E. Kirkley. 2000. A comparison of size selectivity and relative efficiency of sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791), trawls and dredges. J. Shellfish Res. 19:757–764.

Fisher, R. A., Rudders, D. B. 1999. Evaluation of fixed gear for the capture of summer flounder in coastal waters of Virginia. Marine Resource Report No. 99-7.

DuPaul, W. D., Rudders, D. B., Kerstetter, D. 1998. Results of modifications to sea scallop dredge twine tops to facilitate the reduction of finfish bycatch: Georges Bank Closed Area II experimental fishery, September-October 1998. Marine Resource Report No. 99-4.

DuPaul, W.D. and J.E. Kirkley. 1997. Evaluation of crew size limits and dredge ring size restriction in the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. Marine Resource Report No. 1997-03.

DuPaul, W.D., J.C. Brust, and J.E Kirkley. 1995. Bycatch in the United States and Canadian sea scallop fishery. In: Solving Bycatch: Considerations for Today and Tomorrow. University of Alaska, Sea Grant College Program Report No. 96-03, pp. 175-181.

DuPaul, W.D. and J.E. Kirkley. 1995. Evaluation of Sea Scallop Dredge Ring Sizes. NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Contract Report. 197 pp.

DuPaul, W. D. & J. E. Kirkley. 1994. Harvest efficiency and size selectivity of 3.00 and 3.25-inch sea scallop dredge rings. Marine Resource Report No. 94–95.

Schmitzer, A.C., W.D. DuPaul, and J.E. Kirkley. 1991. Gametogenic cycle of sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1971)) in the mid-Atlantic Bight. Journal of Shellfish Research. 10(1): 221-228.

DuPaul, W.D., R.A. Fisher and J.E. Kirkley. 1990. An evaluation of at-sea handling practices: effects on sea scallop meat quality, volume and integrity. Gulf and Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation Contract Report. 76 pp.

DuPaul, W.D., Heist E.J., and J.E. Kirkley. 1989. Comparative analysis of sea scallop escapement/retention and resulting economic impacts. Contract report, S-K No. NA 88EA-H-00011. 150 pp.

DuPaul, W.D., J.E. Kirkley and A.C. Schmitzer. 1989. Evidence of a semiannual reproductive cycle for the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791) in the mid-Atlantic region. J. Shellfish Research. 8(1): 173-178.

Kirkley, J.E. and W.D. DuPaul. 1989. Commercial practices and fishery regulations: the United States northwest Atlantic sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791), fishery. J. Shellfish Res. 8(1): 139-149.

DuPaul, W. D., Heist, E. J. 1., Kirkley, J. E. 1988. A comparative analysis of sea scallop escapement/retention and resulting economic impacts. Virginia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Project funder under Saltonstall-Kennedy Act Award Number NA88EA-H-00011.

DuPaul, W. D. 1988. At-sea volumetric measures and monitoring meat-count regulations: The sea scallop fishery. Marine Resource Report No. 88–3.

DuPaul, W. D., Kirkley, J. E. 1988. Effort restrictions in the New England sea scallop dredge fishery: A preliminary analysis. Marine Resource Report No. 88–1.

DuPaul, W. D., Heist, E. J. 1., Kirkley, J. E., Testaverde, S., 1980. A comparative analysis of the effects on technical efficiency and harvest of sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) by otter trawls of various mesh sizes. East Coast Fisheries Association. Marine Resource Report No. 88–10.

DuPaul, W. D., Baker, S. H. 1979. The economic impact of the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, fishery in Virginia. Special report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering No. 222.



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