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Ecology and Fisheries Use of Sand Features Off New Jersey and New York

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Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
Location: Online Only
Online, NJ
Speaker: Dr. Thomas "Motz" Grothues - Associate Research Professor - Rutgers University
Description: 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 and 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 us to learn more about this important research!

Please register at the following link
by June 25:
http://go.rutgers.edu/eatjnrfn
Cost: No Fee
Contact: Kelly Jurgensen, 732-349-1152
More Info: http://events.rutgers.edu/pdfs/RCE_2021_MEPSS_TGrothues_Ecology_and_Fisheries_Use_of_Sand_Features_6-28-21.pdf (PDF)