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COASTAL FISHERY RESEARCH PRIORITIES
Prepared by the Gulf of Maine Aquarium

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS  

Forward
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary

Sea Scallops: 

Soft-Shell Clams:

Sea Urchins: 

American Lobster:

Northern Shrimp:

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Soft-Shell Clams:

Background  
DMR Research Priorities Project 
Methodology 
Clam Research Priority Meetings
Clam Report Format 
Priority Research Questions

   
  Nearshore Oceanography and Clam Biology  

     Enhancement 
     Predators 
     Assessment
     Additional Topics

Clam Observations and Questions from Discussion

Attachment A:  Meeting Attendees
Attachment B:  Soft-Shell Clam Stock Enhancement, Brian Beal, Ph.D.
Attachment C:  Soft-Shell Clam Enhancement, Kenneth J. La Valley
Attachment D:  Predation and Soft-shell Clams, Brian Beal, Ph.D.
Attachment E:  Soft-shell Clam Predators, Dana E. Wallace
Attachment F:  Clam Resource Assessment, Chris Heinig

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American Lobster:

Background
DMR Research Priorities Project
Methodology
Lobster Research Priority Meetings
Lobster Report Format
Priority Research Questions

     Oceanography
   
  Assessment

     Life History and Behavior
     Socio-economic Issues
     Additional Topics

Lobster Observations and Questions from Discussion

Attachment A:  Meeting Attendees

Attachment B: 
Oceanography and the Early Life Stages of Lobsters,
Lewis S. Incze, Ph.D.
Attachment C:  Lobster Stock Assessments:  Current Approaches and Future Needs, Carl Wilson
Attachment D:  Critical Research Needs for Lobster Assessment and Management, Paul Rago, Ph.D.
Attachment E:  Research Priorities for Lobster Life History, Richard A. Wahle, Ph.D.
Attachment F:  Socio-economic Needs for the Lobster Fishery, James A. Wilson, Ph.D.

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Sea Scallops: 

Background
DMR Research Priorities Project
Methodology
Scallop Research Priority Meetings
Scallop Report Format
Priority Research Questions

     Nearshore Oceanography

     Gear
     Enhancement
     Monitoring and Assessment

Scallop Observations and Questions from Discussion
Attachment A:  Meeting Attendees
Attachment B:  Very Brief History of Scallop Seeding, Richard Taylor

Attachment C:  Scallop Assessment and Management, Daniel Schick

   

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Sea Urchins: 

Background
DMR Research Priorities Project
Methodology
Sea Urchin Research Priority Meetings
Sea Urchin Report Format
Priority Research Questions

Reseeding Urchins and Closed Areas

Urchin Health Issues
Local Management
Oceanography and Life History
Urchin Stock Assessments

Sea Urchin Observations and Questions from Discussion

Attachment A:  Meeting Attendees
Attachment B:  Research Needs:  Sea Urchin Disease and Health, Paul Watersrat DVM, Ph.D.

Attachment C:  Sea Urchin Management Issues, Robert Steneck, Ph.D.
Attachment D:  Life History Considerations for Sea Urchin Stock Enhancement, Larry G. Harris, Ph.D.

Attachment E:  Surveying Sea Urchins in Southwestern New Brunswick,
Shawn Robinson, Ph.D.

   

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Northern Shrimp:

Background
DMR Research Priorities Project
Methodology
Shrimp Research Priority Meetings
Shrimp Report Format
Priority Research Questions

     Shrimp Life History and Behavior

     Effects of Large Scale Oceanographic Events on Shrimp
     Habitat and Gear
     Access Issues
     Communication and Collaboration in Shrimp Assessment

Shrimp Observations and Questions from Discussion

Attachment A:  Meeting Attendees
Attachment B:  Life History of the Northern Shrimp in the Gulf of Maine,
Daniel Schick
Attachment C:  How the Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine Can Vary,
David W. Townsend, Ph.D.
Attachment D:  Northern Shrimp Policy, Economics and Gear, Amy Schick
Attachment E:  Stock Assessment of Northern Shrimp in the Gulf of Maine,
Michael P. Armstrong, Ph.D.

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