Steven Cadrin

Steven X. Cadrin, PhD


SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography




School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 121


2003University of Rhode IslandPhD, Fisheries Science
1995University of Massachusetts DartmouthMS, Marine Biology
1985Southampton College, Long Island UniversityBS, Marine Science


  • Stock Assessment of Fisheries Resources
  • Stock Identification Methods
  • Field Methods for Fisheries Research
  • Science Communication for Research Scientists
  • Fisheries Management





A broad overview of fishery management objectives, strategies and tactics. A detailed review of best practices for achieving sustainable fisheries, performance evaluation and optimal yield for achieving resource conservation and socio-economic utilities will be developed through lectures and student assignments. Current initiatives such as ecosystem approaches, risk-based management and management strategy evaluation will also be introduced. Lectures will be based on theory and application to real-world case studies.


Research Activities

  • Acoustic Telemetry and Spawning Behavior of Atlantic Cods
  • New England Groundfish Catch Rates
  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluatio
  • New England Groundfish Management Strategy Evaluation
  • Atlantic Cod Stock Identification


Research Awards

  • $ 15,900.00 Investigating The Effects of Climate on Fishery Catch Rates of New England Groundfish


Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary Stock Identification
  • Spatially-Structured Population Models
  • Management Strategy Evaluation
  • Fishery Stock Assessment
  • Collaborative Research with Fishermen

Select publications

  • Cadrin SX (2020).
    Defining spatial structure for fishery stock assessment
    Fisheries Research, 221, Online.
  • Cadrin SX & M Dickey-Collas (2015).
    Stock assessment methods for sustainable fisheries
    ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, pp. 1-6.
  • Cadrin SX, LA Kerr & S Mariani (2014).
    Stock Identification Methods: applications in fisheries science, 2nd Edition
    Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 566.

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