Marine Extension Program Seminar Series
Ecology and Fisheries Use of Sand Features Off New Jersey and New York
Sand is in demand for construction and beach nourishment. Shoals off New Jersey and New York are under consideration as borrow sites. We extracted patterns of sand habitat use, as well as recreational and commercial fisher use of sand features, from nearly 700 science and government reports. We also analyzed a decade of federal and state trawl surveys for patterns of habitat association to make predications of the level and mechanics of disturbance that dredging would bring, as well as to identify knowledge gaps. Interestingly, pelagic fishes and their fisheries are among the most closely associated with shoals.
Join featured speaker, Dr. Thomas “Motz” Grothues, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, to learn more about this important research! Please register by June 25, 2021.