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
- 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.
- $ 32,750 awarded by Clearwater Seafoods for 2022 Canadian Browns Bank Survey
- $ 73,129 awarded by Coonamessett Farm Foundation Inc. | US Department of Energy for Surveying Commercial Fish Species and Habitat in Wind Farm Areas Using a Suite of Non-lethal Survey Methods
- $ 350,000 awarded by MA Division of Marine Fisheries for FY23 Gulf of Maine Video Trawl Survey
- $ 33,105 awarded by Commonwealth Wind for CWW: Seasonal Estimates of Age at Maturity and Fecundity in the Channeled Whelk (Busycotypus Canaliculatus)
- $ 68,634 awarded by Park City Wind for PCW: Seasonal Estimates of Age at Maturity and Fecundity in the Channeled Whelk (Busycotypus Canaliculatus)
- 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
See curriculum vitae for more publications
- 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.