Summer 2024 SNEC Meeting – June 11, 2024 at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus

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For: The American Fisheries Society Southern New England Chapter Summer meeting
Date: Tuesday June 11, 2024
Location: University of Rhode Island Bay Campus 215 South Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

We are delighted to announce that the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be hosting a one-day science meeting on Tuesday, June 11th at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus in Narragansett, RI. The meeting will feature a plenary talk by Mike Jech, Research Fishery Biology at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, titled “Ramping up the AI learning curve: ‘Big Data’ applications to fisheries acoustics.”

We highly encourage students to participate in the meeting, which presents an excellent opportunity to share your work and to network with folks from across private, government and non-profit sectors.


Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

8:30-9:00      Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:10      Opening Comments. Corinne Truesdale, SNEC President

9:10-10:10    Plenary Talk

Mike Jech, NOAA/Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Ramping up the AI Learning Curve: ‘Big Data’ applications to fisheries acoustics

10:10- 10:20 Break

10:20-12:00 Oral presentations, Morning Session

10:20   Migratory Patterns of Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias taurus) Along the US East Coast.* DeLoof, Bethany, Dewayne Fox, Danielle Haulsee, Jeff Kneebone, Brad Wetherbee

10:40   Temporal patterns and regional comparisons of recruitment rates of United States fish stocks.* Marshall, Rachel C.  Jeremy Collie, Richard Bell, Paul Spencer, Cóilín Minto

11:00   Traces of Life: Investigating trace elements in shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) vertebrae to reconstruct life histories.* Hennessy, Peter, Lisa Natanson,  Joung Shoou-Jeng, Chi-Ju Yu, Malcom Francis, Rui Coelho, Gibson Kesley, Kwang-Ming Liu, Susan Zernike, Nathan R. Miller, Alicia Cruz-Uribe, R.J. David, John A Mohan,

11:20   Using eDNA to estimate seasonal residency of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the Saco River.* Tyrrell, Kade, Markus Frederich, John A. Mohan

11:40   Investigating movement patterns and natal origins of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in Maine by linking acoustic telemetry and scale chemistry.*  Gowell, Benjamin, Michael Nguyen, Alexa Cacacie, John Mohan

12:00-12:45 Awards and Business Meeting

12:45-1:45    Lunch

1:45-3:05      Oral Presentations, Afternoon Session I

1:45   Crayfish Sampling in a Connecticut Urban Stream Raises Further Questions on the Distribution and Movement Patterns of our Local Crayfish Species.* Pezzulo, Robert, Dr. Michelle Kraczkowski

2:05   Territorial and occupancy behavior of black sea bass on oyster aquaculture gear and boulder habitat. Conroy, Christian W, Adam D Armbruster, Renee Mercaldo-Allen, Julie M. Rose, Kristen Seda, Paul Clark, Gillian Phillips, Dylan Redman

2:25   Chewing gum and walking: How can we decarbonize the economy while also striving for fishery ecosystem resilience? Schumann, Sarah, Vanessa Sedore

2:45   The fishery-independent surveys of the NEFSC: adapting to offshore wind development. Ford, Kathryn, Peter Chase, Catherine Foley, Madison Hall, Andy Lipsky, Dana Morton

3:05-3:15      Break

3:15-4:55      Oral Presentations, Afternoon Session II

3:15   Spawning phenology of Atlantic herring: analysis of reproductive condition determined on NEFSC bottom trawl surveys. Wuenschel, Mark

3:35   Evaluating objectives and design considerations for a nearshore survey in Long Island Sound. Miller, Michael

3:55-4:10 Closing comments, Abigail Archer, SNEC President