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UMass Dartmouth professor recognized for outstanding service

Dr. Steven Cadrin awarded for his contributions to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Steven Cadrin, Professor and Chair of Fisheries Oceanography at the School for Marine Science & Technology, is the recipient of a Service Award from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), a world leader in scientific organization concerning marine ecosystems that provides the knowledge to secure sustainable use of the seas. The award was presented to Cadrin during the ICES Annual Science Conference last month for leading the Strategic Initiative on Stock Assessment Methods (SISAM) working group.

“The initiative was designed to assure that scientists can apply the best stock assessment methods for developing management advice for fisheries,” said Cadrin. This initiative culminated in a simulation-based workshop to evaluate performance of stock assessment methods and the World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods held July 2013 in Boston. 

“The second stage of the initiative involves continued coordination with Regional Fishery Management Organizations and national agencies, the development of ‘good practice’ guidelines, further evaluation of model performance, and transition to a global stock assessment methods expert group,” said Cadrin.

Cadrin earned his BS in 1985 from Long Island University, his MS in 1995 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and his PhD in 2003 from the University of Rhode Island. He is the director of his Fisheries Biology and Assessment Lab, which specializes in general fisheries science that is relevant to resource management, population modeling of fishery resources, spatial population structure and movement, and collaborative research with fishermen. Cadrin has garnered numerous awards from the ICES and many other prestigious organizations for his groundbreaking research, chairmanship, and service.

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