LLNF Science Pub: Striped Bass Analysis and Administration
Ben Gahagan is a Diadromous Fisheries Biologist with MA DMF primarily based on the Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station in Gloucester. His main focus is on monitoring and restoring diadromous fish populations in Massachusetts, and he serves on the diadromous fish Technical Committees for the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers. His analysis pursuits are broad however largely concentrate on the mechanisms and ecology of fish migrations and the way this info will be utilized to enhance conservation and administration. Advances in biotelemetry have allowed scientists to unlock fish’s migration patterns and behaviors. MA DMF has been a pacesetter in striped bass analysis and administration and has been utilizing acoustic telemetry for over a decade to tell striped bass fishing and administration in state waters. Ben will assessment previous and present DMF tasks, together with post-release mortality research, and the way the outcomes apply to the place striped bass in Massachusetts spend their time, how they get there, and the way we are able to enhance abundance and fishing alternatives sooner or later.