Brian Rothschild


Brian Rothschild, PhD

Professor Emeritus

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography




School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford


1962Cornell UniversityPhD
1959University of MaineMS
1957Rutgers UniversityBS




Research interests

  • Population dynamics
  • Fishery management
  • Ocean ecosystems

Select publications

  • Rothschild, B.J., E.F. Keiley, and Y. Jiao. (2013).
    Failure to eliminate overfishing and attain optimum yield in the New England groundfish fishery.
    ICES Journal of Marine Science.
  • Rothschild, B.J. and Y. Jiao. (2013).
    Comparison between maximum sustained yield proxies and maximum sustained yield.
    The Open Fish Science Journal , 6, 1-9.
  • Rothschild, B.J., Y. Jiao and S. Hyun. (2012).
    Simulation study of biological reference points for the summer flounder.
    Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. , 141, 426-436.

Recent Committees and Editorial Boards

  • 2011-Present Member, Schooner Ernestina Commission
  • 2011-Present Chair, Lusophone Steering Committee, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • 2009-Present Chair, Portuguese Outreach Committee, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • 2008-Present Member, Scientific and Statistical Committee, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • 2007-Present Member of Executive Board, New Bedford Port Society
  • 2007-Present Member of Board, Harbor Development Commission, City of New Bedford
  • 2006-Present Member of Board, New Bedford Economic Development Council
  • 2006-Present Chair, Mayor’s Ocean and Fisheries Council 2004-Present Member, Education Committee, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • 1997-Present U.S. Academic Member, Resource Management Committee and Multispecies Assessment Working Group, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
  • 2006-2012 Member of Board of Trustees, New Bedford Whaling Museum 1996-2012 Trustee and Board of Governor, New Bedford Oceanarium