The Marine Finfish Dynamics Group is currently investigating uncertainty in stock assessments, variability and characteristics of marine fish-stocks, including abundance, productivity and growth, and biological reference points.

Recent Publications

Rothschild, B.J., C.F. Adams, C.L. Sarro and K.D.E. Stokesbury. Variability in the relation-ship between sea scallop shell height and meat weight. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 66:1972-1977.

Rothschild, B.J. and Y. Jiao. The structure of complex biological reference points and the theory of replacement. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 138:949-965.

Rothschild, B.J. and Y. Jiao. Characterizing uncertainty in fish stock assessments: the case of the Southern New England—Mid-Atlantic winter flounder. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 140(3):557-569.

Georgianna, Daniel, Eric Thunberg, Emily Keiley, Brant McAfee, and Story Reed. (2011). Break-Even Analysis of the New England Groundfish Fishery for FY2009 and FY2010. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Marine Fisheries. Technical Publication (November 14, 2011).

Keiley, Emily, and Brian Rothschild. The disconnect between science and management in New England. ICES CM 2011 / P: 08. (MS).


Rothschild, B.J. and Y. Jiao. Characterizing variation in Northwest Atlantic fish-stock abundance. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69(5): 913-922, 2012, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr196.

Rothschild, B.J., Y. Jiao and S. Hyun. Simulation study of biological reference points for the summer flounder. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 141:426-436.

Principal Investigator: Brian Rothschild, PhD

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