The Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology (CAPAM) hosted a technical workshop on Growth: theory, estimation, and application in fishery stock assessment models in La Jolla, CA, USA from November 3-7, 2014. Sessions were attended on site by over 100 fishery researchers from around the world and over 15 participants online. One of those participants, Dr. Andre Punt, Director of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington remarked:
“I consider these CAPAM workshops to be my top priority to get students working in population dynamics to attend. The stock assessment-related research that I saw over only two days exceeded what I would expect to see at AMSS or AFS.”
The Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology (CAPAM) will host a technical workshop on Growth: theory, estimation, and application in fishery stock assessment models in La Jolla, CA, USA from November 3-7, 2014.
The growth workshop is the second in a series organized by CAPAM as part of its Good Practices in Stock Assessment Modeling Program for improving fishery stock assessments. CAPAM is a collaborative effort between the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) for purposes of conducting both research and education activities to address modern stock assessment modeling issues. The workshop is sponsored by NOAA, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, and CAPAM.
Lynn and Brian recently returned from a 4-day workshop on AD Model Builder (ADMB). The workshop took place Sept. 27-30 at Hatfield Marine Science Center (OSU) as part of Andre Punt’s FISH 559 course at the University of Washington. <<ADMB>> is a powerful software package based on C++ commonly used to fit statistical models in fisheries. Lynn and Brian look forward to flexing their growing ADMB muscles on current and future projects!
For more information, visit the Project page at http://admb-project.org/
This webcast is part of the Grouper Education Program, an educational component of the Grouper Moon Project- a collaborative conservation program of Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment studying Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striates), an endangered species and an icon of the Caribbean coral reefs. The live-from-the-field session was broadcast from the Nassau Grouper spawning aggregation on the west end of Little Cayman to over a dozen schools and classrooms in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, and in the US. The one-hour chat features Grouper Moon scientist, Dr. Brice Semmens, diving on the aggregation site, and Grouper Moon educator, Todd Bohannon, topside. Brice answers questions from the students about Nassau Grouper, the importance of protecting their spawning sites, and the work being done as part of the Grouper Moon Project. Following the dive, Brice, Todd, and Dr. Christy Semmens from REEF answer additional questions. For further information about this project go to www.REEF.org/groupermoonproject.Google Hangout Grouper Moon Education Project
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Manta rays are one of the most iconic and mysterious creatures in the sea, and they share several similarities with sharks—their elasmobranch cousins—including threats to their survival. Join Josh Stewart, a Scripps Ph.D. student and associate director of The Manta Trust, who describes the life of manta rays, threats to their populations around the world, and recent conservation successes that provide a ray of hope for this majestic species. Series: “Birch Aquarium’s Magnificent Ocean” [10/2013]