Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Oceanography Branch

Fisheries and the Environment (FATE) Studies

Through the years Branch staff have conducted or participated in a variety of programs focused on understanding the influence of the physical environment on the recruitment of the commercially important fish stocks and on the productivity of the shelf ecosystem in general. These studies have included measurement and analysis of the regional physical oceanography, the zooplankton populations, and dynamics of the early life history (ELH) of the fish stocks.

Recent studies involve the effect of climate change on fish distributions such as those on river herring by Janet Nye and Jon Hare.

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