Red snapper is one of the most heavily exploited fish species in the United States and has been overfished for three decades. Postdoctoral research associate Jon Puritz investigated the causes behind the fact that genetic diversity among young in red snapper is observed even on very small spatial scales.
Climate change over the 21st century will significantly alter an important oceanographic process that regulates the productivity of fisheries and marine ecosystems, according to an interdisciplinary research team led by Northeastern University.
Steven Scyphers, a postdoctoral researcher at the Marine Science Center, has won the Best Paper of the Year award for 2013 from American Fisheries Society.
Overfishing has resulted in the serial depletion of fish stocks around the world and caused significant collateral damage to non-target species because of high levels of bycatch. This not only threatens natural marine ecosystems, but also jeopardizes the millions of people who depend on fish for their economic livelihood and dietary protein requirements.