SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
Marine Fisheries Field Research Group Website
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 122
|1984||Acadia University||B.Sc., Marine Biology|
|1987||Acadia University||M.Sc., Marine Ecology|
|1994||Universite Laval||Ph.D, Marine Ecology|
- Scientific Writing: primary publications in marine science
- Intercampus Marine Science Programs MS, PhD
- Marine Science and Technology MS
- Marine Science and Technology PhD
- University of São Paulo Dual PhD PhD
Provides a background on the development of fisheries science and examines the theories and techniques of biology, ecology, oceanography, and population dynamics presently employed. Components include fish and shellfish basic population dynamics, early life history recruitment, migration, growth, fishery dependent/independent surveys, alternative abundance measurement techniques, habitat considerations, and introductory fisheries modeling.
Research on an experimental, computational and/or theoretical project under the guidance of an SMAST faculty advisor. Students must complete a research paper that is approved by their major advisor and at least one other faculty member. PSM and non-thesis MS students may use this course to satisfy the research project requirement for their degree.
Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.
Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.
- Elected Vice-President of the National Shellfisheries Association by membership. 15 March 2021
- Appointed to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee for “Assessment and Advancement of Science in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Environmental Studies Program,” February 5, 2021
- The Standard-Times’ South Coast Man of the Year for 2018, For his two decades of science in the public interest, and the connections he has made between fishermen and science.
- Service Award – ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea). Recognition for service as Chair of the Scallop Assessment Working Group (WGScallop) from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018.
- Appointed to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine steering committee for “Fisheries Research and Monitoring for Atlantic Offshore Development – A Workshop.” May 22, 2017.
- $169,057.00 Examining and Tracking Scallop Aggregations in the Gulf of Maine
- $49,584.00 High-Resolution Drop Camera Surveys to Track Recruitment in the Nantucket Lightsh
- $ 37,793.00 Lobster Video Monitoring
- $111,570.00 Drop camera survey of Vineyard Wind lease and surrounding area before development – Year 3
- $229,944.00 American Lobster, Black Sea Bass, Larval Lobster Abundance Survey and Lobster Tagging study
- Spatial distributions of marine fishes and invertebrates
- Marine fishes and invertebrates migrations
- Marine fishes and invertebrates community structure
- Marine fishes and invertebrates predator-prey interactions
- Marine fishes and invertebrates population dynamics and fisheries
- Stokesbury, K.D.E., and N.D Bethoney. (2020).
How many sea scallops are there and why does it matter?
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
- Stokesbury, K.D.E., N.M. Calabrese, and T.M. Lowery. (2019).
Windowpane Flounder seasonal distribution and survey availability on the southern portion of Georges Bank, USA
Mar. Coast. Fish , 11, 353-361.
- Bethoney, N. D., C. Cleaver, S. C. Asci, S. R. Bayer, R. A. Whale, and K.D.E., Stokesbury.
A comparison of drop camera and diver survey methods to monitor Atlantic sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) in a small fishery closure.
J. Shell. Res., 38, 43-51.
- Stokesbury, K.D.E., N.D Bethoney, D. Georgianna, S. Inglis, and, E.F. Keiley. (2019).
Convergence of a disease and litigation leading to increased scallop discard mortality and economic loss in the Georges Bank, USA fishery.
N. Am. J. Fish. Manage, 39, 1-8.
- Rosellon-Druker. J., and K.D.E. Stokesbury. (2019).
Characterization and quantification of echinoderms (Echinodermata) on Georges Bank and the potential role of marine protected areas on these populations.
Invert Biol., 00, 1-17.
Kevin Stokesbury is a professor in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His research examines the marine ecology of invertebrates and fish, their spatial distribution, population dynamics, and the impacts of fishing and energy development. For the past 20 years, his work has focused on the sea scallop resource, including stock assessment, rotational fishery management strategies, growth and mortality estimates, gear development, and environmental assessment. Most of his research is collaborative with the fishing industries of Canada and the United States and he was awarded the David H. Wallace Award from the National Shellfish Association (2013) and the Standard-Times Southcoast Man of the Year (2018) for his two decades of science in the public interest, and the connections he has made between fishermen and science.
His research has been published in 68 scientific papers and 5 book chapters and funded by over 100 competitive grants (totaling >$ 39 million). He was the founding chair of the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at SMAST from 2005 to 2016. He serves on several ICES committees including Chair of the Scallop Assessment Working Group from 2013 to 2018, and Chair of the Nephrops Benchmark Workshop in 2009. He served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine steering committee for “Fisheries Research and Monitoring for Atlantic Offshore Development – A Workshop.” and has recently been appointed to the “Assessment and Advancement of Science in the Bureau of Ocean Energy management’s Environmental Studies Program.” He was a subject editor for Ecological Applications for 10 years and currently is on the Journal of Shellfish Research and Reviews in Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture editorial boards. He supervises 6 MS and 1 PhD student, while 28 students (5 PhD, 23 MS) have graduated from his laboratory.