Our paper on how fishing communities are likely to face differential risk from climate change is just out! Go Lauren!
Thanks to Princeton’s piece about our paper, we’ve had a host of news coverage about our papers on fishing communities and climate change.
- “Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey’s coast, and how a CSF might help,” Science Daily, 2/19/19
- “As warming waters push fish north, fishing communities have little choice but to follow,” by Jessica Fu, The New Food Economy, 2/28/19
- “Forced to follow their catch, fishers are moving north,” by Emma Bryce, Anthropocene, 3/8/19
Princeton’s Office of Communications wrote a lovely piece highlighting our fishing communities and climate change work, and also Fishadelphia: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/02/18/north-carolinian-boats-are-now-fishing-new-jerseys-coast.
I’m delighted to announce that we recently published two journal articles looking at fishing communities and climate change!
- The first paper, Adaptation strategies of coastal fishing communities as species shift poleward, (in ICES Journal of Marine Science) documents dramatic responses among fishing communities in the context of warming water and moving fish – North Carolina trawler communities are now fishing off the coast of NJ!
- The second paper, Governing fisheries in the face of change, (in Marine Policy) looks at some of the challenges of managing dynamic fisheries resources in the context of changing climate.
Jenn Hall has written two relevant pieces this fall for us:
- This lovely article about Fishadelphia in Civil Eats: High school students run this dock-to-table sustainable seafood program.
- An ode to George Mathis, our clam and fish wrangler, in Edible Jersey: A day in the life of a bayman.
Check them out – Jenn did a great job of capturing the essence of the work in both stories.
I also got a nice shout-out in the Swarthmore College alumni bulletin: Casting a wide net.
Sign up on our web site for 8 weeks of delicious, fresh fish at unbeatable prices! As always, we can’t predict what we’re going to have (because it’s still swimming in the ocean), but we’re expecting that this fall may include any of the following species: scup (porgy), dogfish, skate, flounder, black sea bass, whiting, bluefish, mackerel, squid, clams, oysters, and whelks. Pickup is every other Thu 4-6:30 at Mastery Charter Thomas.
Fishadelphia is funded by the USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), which is funded by the Farm Bill. The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is highlighting local programs funded by the farm bill, including us!
Fishadelphia took 40 customers, as well as friends and supporters (including folks from the Levin and Jensen labs) to the Point Pleasant Fishermen’s Co-op. Gabe Cumming made an awesome video of the trip here:
Our paper on diet habits of highly migratory pelagic predators was just published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science! We combined stomach content, carbon and nitrogen stable isotope, and fatty acid analysis to investigate diet habits of individual striped marlin, blue marlin, and dolphinfish. Our results indicate that individuals of all three species are generalist predators, which makes sense given patchy availability of prey over large distances.
Here’s a link to the pdf of the article.
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