Erik Chapman – NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension

 

Dr. Erik Chapman is a Fisheries Assistant Extension Professor at NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension.  He has a MS in Wildlife Ecology and a PhD in Oceanography.  Since he became an Extension Specialist, he has worked extensively with the NH fishing industry and with University researchers on projects designed to support sustainable marine fisheries.  He also teaches Introduction to Marine Biology to undergraduates at UNH.  His projects range in focus from marine ecology and fishing technology to …

Sustainable Marine Fisheries Community

 

Sustainable Marine Fisheries Community of Practice

 

The Sustainable Marine Fisheries Community of Practice is a group of fisheries extension workers that have come together to provide a source of reliable and up-to-date information about social, economic and ecological issues that are linked to sustainable marine fisheries.

 

Who Are These Experts?

The Sustainable Marine Fisheries Community of Practice (CoP) is comprised of experts from across the United States including Sea Grant extension personnel, extension workers from non-profit agencies, teaching and research

Dr. Julie A. Anderson

Julie A. Anderson

Dr. Julie A. Anderson is a Louisiana Sea Grant & Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Fisheries Specialist. She has a BS in Biology and a PhD in Marine Biology. As a fisheries specialist she has focused on working with the LA fishing industry, specifically with the invertebrate fisheries: crabs, oysters, and shrimp. She has also worked with  non-profits, state and local government agencies and other partners on marine debris projects including derelict crab trap cleanups.

Her current projects range from …

Improving Fish Quality On-board Fishing Vessels

The time-honored approach that many fishermen follow when taking care of their catch is: Ice, ice and more ice. Generally, this is excellent advice. However, subtleties with how fish are handled prior to icing, as well as what type of ice, how much and when, can make a significant impact on the bottom line. Hank Soule, general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange, says that “many vessels could improve their bottom line by 10-20 percent by improving quality alone.” It …

Dr. Gabriela M. Bradt

Dr. Gabriela M. Bradt is a NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension Fisheries Specialist. She has a BA and MA in Biology and a PhD in Zoology. As a fisheries specialist she has focused extensively on working with the NH fishing industry and local restaurants on direct marketing projects. She has also worked with local non-profits, state and local government agencies and other partners on marine debris projects.

Her current projects range from marketing and branding locally harvested seafood …

Trawl Gear Selectivity

Rhode Island Sea Grant

The University of Rhode Island
URI Fisheries Center


Traditional fisheries management often uses a minimum fish length as a way to protect species from overfishing. The length set is usually based on size at maturity – allowing fish to reproduce at least once or twice before it becomes legal size. To eliminate the catch of undersized fish, fishermen can use different mesh sizes to control the size of the fish caught. This is particularly true of …

Alternative Lobster Bait

by Ken La Valley
Fishery Extension Specialist
NH Sea Grant
Durham, NH 03824


ORONO, ME – American lobster is one of the most valuable commercial fisheries along the Atlantic coast. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, lobster landings increased from 62 million pounds in 1990 to over 92 million pounds in 2006.

The industry relies heavily on fish for bait. In fact, the Lobster Institute estimates that, between the US and Canada, lobstermen use somewhere between 700 million pounds …

What is gear selectivity?

Gear selectivity refers to a fishing method’s ability to target and capture organisms by size and/or species during the fishing operation. Gear selectivity allows non-target species to be avoided or released unharmed.…