Seminar on the blue crab in US fisheries – February 20, 2014
Come join us for the first seminar of the ESP Spring 2014 seminar series:
February 20, 2014, Research Hall Room 161, 11:00am
Matthew Ogburn, Ph.D., Estuarine Fish and Invertebrate Ecology, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
“Stalking the Beautiful Swimmer: Emerging Issues in US Fisheries for the Blue Crab”
The blue crab supports one of the most valuable commercial fisheries in the United States and is a cultural icon of the Chesapeake Bay. Declining harvests in many areas have led to concerns about the long-term sustainability of fisheries. Emerging issues in fisheries management highlight surprising gaps in our understanding of blue crab biology and ecology. This seminar will provide an overview of research addressing some of these important data gaps.