SouthCoast Man of the Year

Professor Kevin Stokesbury named 2018 SouthCoast Man of the Year for his contributions to the fishing industry.

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury.

The Standard-Times/SouthCoastToday.com has named Dr. Kevin Stokesbury, professor of fisheries oceanography at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), 2018 "SouthCoast Man of the Year" for his continued research contributions to the fishing industry on the SouthCoast. Stokesbury was called a “pathfinder” who has helped bridge the gap between academia, industry, and government.

Stokesbury's groundbreaking research using advanced underwater video technology has been pivotal in the revival of the scallop industry. The technology, developed by him and his team of researchers at SMAST, counts and identifies fish while underwater, helping protect specific breeds.

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