Chen stock assessment model focus of Fishermen’s Voice story

The March issue of Fishermen’s Voice includes a story on a new shrimp stock assessment model developed by professor Yong Chen and postdoctoral research associate Jie Cao. This spring, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will adopt the stock assessment model for shrimp that takes into account the complex life history, environmental conditions and the fisheries seasonal nature. This is the second model adopted by ASMFC. Chen’s lobster model has been used since 2005. The Chen lab collaborates with the Maine Department of Marine Resources to improve management of lobster, urchins and scallops.