Pingguo He


Pingguo He

Professor / Chairperson

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography




School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 127


1982Zhejiang Ocean UniversityB.Eng.
1987University of Aberdeen ScotlandPhD


  • Fish Behavior and Conservation Engineering
  • Conservation in World Marine Capture Fisheries




Research activities

  • Reducing bycatch and discards in New England Multispecies trawl fishery
  • Reducing bycatch in scallop fishery
  • Improving utilization of healthy fish stocks


Research awards

  • $ 358,666 awarded by Revolution Wind, LLC for Pre-construction: Trawl Fisheries Monitoring Services for the REV01 Wind Farm
  • $ 358,666 awarded by Sunrise Wind, LLC for Pre-Construction: Trawl Fisheries Monitoring Services for the SRW01 Wind Farm
  • $ 1,213,246 awarded by Vineyard Offshore for VW: 501N 2023
  • $ 396,311 awarded by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for Exploring the Connectivity Among Offshore Wind Turbines
  • $ 207,695 awarded by National Fish And Wildlife Foundation | AIS, INC for Integrating an Intelligent Discard Chute into New England Groundfish Electronic Monitoring (MA)


Research interests

  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Fish behavior near fishing gear
  • Environmentally friendly fishing gear design
  • Evaluating and reducing fishing impact

Select publications

  • He, P. (2010).
    Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Process and Conservation Challenges
  • O’Connell, C. P., S.Y. Hyun, S.H. Gruber, and P. He (2015).
    Effects of barium-ferrite permanent magnets on great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran behavior and implications for future conservation technologies
    Endangered Species Research, 26, 243-256.
  • He, P., C. Rillahan and V. Balzano (2015).
    Reduced Herding of Flounders by Floating Bridles: Application in Gulf of Maine Northern Shrimp Trawls to Reduce Bycatch
    ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 72, 1514-1524.

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