Dr. Steven Cadrin, Chair and Professor of Fisheries Oceanography at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), is the recent recipient of the 2020 International Council Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Service Award. ICES General Secretary Anne Christine Brusendorff announced the award on December 14, 2020 in recognition of Cadrin’s term as Chair for 2020.
“On behalf of the ICES Council, Advisory Committee and Secretariat, I would like to take this opportunity to thank your institution for enabling Steven Cadrin, to take a leading role in the ICES community,” Brusendorff said in her letter. “Steven Cadrin, as Chair of the Workshop on Stock Identification of North Sea Cod (WKNSCodID) and his group members have made an important contribution to marine science and developing effective collaborations within the ICES network, and we greatly appreciate their work.”
According to the ICES website, the WKNSCodID review considers geographic variation and movements of cod life-stages inferred from genetic analyses, scientific surveys, fishery data, tagging, life-history, distribution of eggs and larvae, otolith microchemistry and shape, and parasites. During a workshop held August 3-6, 2020, the WKNSCodID was tasked to review information on the population structure of Atlantic cod in the North Sea and adjacent waters to recommend the most plausible scenario of population structure for stock assessment and fishery management advice. Brusendorff noted Cadrin and his group's ability to adapt to new circumstances, helping to ensure continuity of work during challenging and unprecedented times.
The ICES, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a global organization that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of oceans. The organization (which boasts a network of more than 6,000 scientists from more than 700 marine institutions around the country) coordinates and promotes marine research on oceanography, the marine environment, the marine ecosystem, and on living marine resources in the North Atlantic.