Publications

Publications

The Division of Marine Fisheries Staff are heavily involved in marine science and research. Staff write and contribute to both technical report documents and peer reviewed literature. Marine Fisheries Staff members indicated in bold font

2022

Livermore, Julia. 2022. Assessment of the Rhode Island Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Pilot Aggregate Management Program Jamestown, RI

Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries (RIDMF). 2022. Annual Fisheries Report: 2021 Jamestown, RI.

Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries (RIDMF). 2022. Annual Fisheries Report: 2020 Jamestown, RI.

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2021 Annual Performance Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2022

 

2021

Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries (RIDMF). 2021. Rhode Island Acoustic Receiver Array: 2020 Summary Report. Jamestown, RI.

Angell, Thomas 2006-2020 Catch, Effort, and Fishery Trends in the Rhode Island Whelk Fishery and Recent Stock Status Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2021

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2020 Annual Performance Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2021

RIDMF. RIDEM Division of Marine Fisheries Strategic Plan. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Divison of Marine Fisheries, 2021

RIDMF. 2022 Sector Management Plan Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 2021

2020

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2019 Annual Performance Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2020 

RIDMF. 2021 Sector Management Plan Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 2020

2019

Angell, Thomas 2006-2019 Catch, Effort, and Fishery Trends in the Rhode Island Whelk Fishery and Recent Stock Status Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2019

RIDMF. Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2018 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2019

Truesdale, Corinne. Rhode Island Lobster Research and Management Project Semi-Annual Progress Report Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2019

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2018 Annual Performance Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2019

RIDMF. 2020 Sector Management Plan Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 2019

2018

RIDMF. 2019 Sector Management Plan Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 2018

Livermore, Julia. Spatiotemporal and Economic Analysis of Vessel Monitoring System Data Within the New York Bight Call Areas. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, June 2018

Angell, Thomas, Bell, Rich, DeAngelis, Bryan, DeCelles, Greg, Dougherty, Dawn, Erkan, DennisGibson, Mark, Glenn, Robert, McManus, ConorMcNamee, JasonSchneider, Eric, Torgan, John, Vidal, Tiffany., The Nature Conservancy. 2018.FishPath Workshop Report: Rhode Island Channeled Whelk. FishPath Workshop Report: Rhode Island Channeled Whelk. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2017 Annual Performance Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2018

2017

RIDMF. 2018 Sector Management Plan Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, 2017

Livermore, Julia. Spatiotemporal and Economic Analysis of Vessel Monitoring System Data Within Wind Energy Area in the Greater North Atlantic. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Marine Fisheries, June 2017

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2016 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2017

RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2017

2016

Helt, W., Schneider, E.Assessment and Monitoring for the Oyster Reef Restoration Initiative. 2016

Mercer, J.,Oviatt, C. McManus, M.C.Estimates of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Northern Quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) Larvae in Narragansett Bay using qPCR Technologies. 2016

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2015 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2016

RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2016

2015

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2014 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2015

RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2015

2014

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2013 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2014

RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2014

2013

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2012 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2013

Lake, JohnValidation of Commercial Shellfish Conversion Factors in RI Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, Final Report NOAA Grant NA11NMF4740045, May 2013.

Gibson, MarkAssessing the Local Population of Winter Flounder with a Two-Era Biomass Dynamic Model: A Narrower View of Southern New England Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, March 2013.

Gibson, Mark and Olszewski, Scott The Stock Status of Horseshoe Crabs in Rhode Island 2012 Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, Research Reference Document 13/01, July 2013.

RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2013

2012

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2011 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2012
RIDMF, Rhode Island Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 2011 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Division of Marine Fisheries, 2012

2011

RIDMF. Assessment of Recreationally Important Finfish Stocks in Rhode Island Waters. 2010 Annual Perfoamce Reports F-61-R-21 Grant Number F14AF00182, March 2011

RIDEM Marine Fisheries Office Report on the 2010 Sector Allocation Pilot Program including 2009 Updates Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, December 2011.

2010

Gibson, Mark. Assessment of Narragansett Bay Quahogs Using a Size Structured Model Applied to Landings and Survey Data and Suggestions for a Monitoring and Management Program Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, May 2010.

2009

DeAngelis, Bryan, Griffin, Mathew, Kocot, Michael, Turek, Jim, Lazar, Najih North Cape Shellfish Restoration Program 2008 Annual Report Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, National Oceanic and Atmopheric Administration, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 2009.

2007

Gibson, Mark Estimating Seasonal Menhaden Abundance in Narragansett Bay from Purse Seine Catched, Spotter Pilot Data, and Sentinel Fishery Observations. Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, November 2007

Griffin, Matt Proceedings of the Menhaden Science and Policy symposium Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and Rhode Island Sea Grant, November 2007

Valliere, April and Pierce, Sarah Southern New England Industry-Based Yellowtail Flounder Suvey, 2003-2005 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, February 2007

1996

Gibson, Mark. Comparison of Trends in the Finfish Assemblage of Mt. Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay in Relation to Operations at the New England Power Brayton Point Station Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, Research Reference Documents 95/1, August 1996.

1978

Sisson, Richard. Species Diversity and Changes with Time in the Finfish Population in Narragansett Bay, 1969 - 1977 Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, 1978

1974

Sisson, Richard.The Growth and Movement of Scup Stenotomous chrysops in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Along the Atlantic Coast Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife, Project Final Report Number 3-138-R-3, 1974

2022

Heinichen, M., McManus, M. C., Lucey, S. M., Aydin, K., Humphries, A., Innes-Gold, A., and Collie, J. 2022. Incorporating temperature-dependent fish bioenergetics into a Narragansett Bay food web modelEcological Modelling, 466: 109911.

Austin Humphries, Kelvin Gorospe, Anne Innes-Gold, Jason McNamee, Conor McManus, Candace Oviatt, Jeremy Collie (2022) In Pursuit of Ecosystem-Based Management for Narragansett Bay: An Overview of Previous Models and Roadmap for Future ResearchCoastal Management, DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2022.2037396

Galligan, B. P., Stuart, Y. E., McManus, M. C., and Stoffel, H. E. 2022. Hypoxia-induced predation refuge for northern quahogs (Mercenaria mercenaria) in a temperate estuaryEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 265: 107732.

2021

McManus, M. C., Langan, J. A., Bell, R. J., Collie, J. S., Klein-MacPhee, G., Scherer, M. D., and Balouskus, R. G. 2021. Spatiotemporal patterns in early life stage winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus highlight phenology changes and habitat dependenciesMarine Ecology Progress Series, 677: 161–175.

Bell, R. J., McManus, M. C., McNamee, J., Gartland, J., Galuardi, B., and McGuire, C. 2021. Perspectives from the water: Utilizing fisher’s observations to inform SNE/MA windowpane science and managementFisheries Research, 243: 106090.

The influence of environmental factors and fishing effort on demersal fish species in Ghanaian waters - ScienceDirect. (n.d.). . (Accessed 10 March 2022).

Drew, K., Cieri, M., Schueller, A. M., Buchheister, A., Chagaris, D., Nesslage, G., McNamee, J. E., et al. 2021. Balancing Model Complexity, Data Requirements, and Management Objectives in Developing Ecological Reference Points for Atlantic MenhadenFrontiers in Marine Science, 8. Frontiers. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.608059/full (Accessed 23 June 2021).

DePiper, G., Gaichas, S., Muffley, B., Ardini, G., Brust, J., Coakley, J., Dancy, K., et al. 2021. Learning by doing: collaborative conceptual modelling as a path forward in ecosystem-based managementICES Journal of Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsab054 (Accessed 23 June 2021).

Researching People and the Sea - Methodologies and Traditions | Madeleine Gustavsson | Palgrave Macmillan. (n.d.). . https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030596002 (Accessed 23 June 2021).

McManus, M. C., Kipp, J., Shank, B., Reardon, K., Pugh, T. L., Carloni, J., and McKown, K. 2021. A model-based approach to standardizing American lobster (Homarus americanus) ventless trap abundance indicesFisheries Research, 238: 105899.

Friedland, K., Bachman, M., Davies, A., Frelat, R., McManus, M.C., et al. 2021 Machine learning highlights the importance of primary and secondary production in determining habitat for marine fish and macroinvertebrates Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems - Wiley Online Library. (n.d.). . https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aqc.3527 (Accessed 23 June 2021).

Friedland, K., Methratta, E., Gill, A., Gaichasm S., Curtis, T., Adams, E., Morano, J., Crear, D., McManus, M.C., Brady, D. 2021Frontiers | Resource Occurrence and Productivity in Existing and Proposed Wind Energy Lease Areas on the Northeast US Shelf Marine Science. (n.d.). . https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.629230/full (Accessed 23 June 2021).

Anstead, K., Drew, K., Chagaris, D., Schueller, A., McNamee, J., et al. 2021 Frontiers | The Path to an Ecosystem Approach for Forage Fish Management: A Case Study of Atlantic MenhadenMarine Science. (n.d.). . https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.607657/full (Accessed 23 June 2021).

Ayvazian, S. G., Ray, N. E., Gerber-Williams, A., Grabbert, S., Pimenta, A., Hancock, B., Cobb, D., et al. 2021. Evaluating Connections Between Nitrogen Cycling and the Macrofauna in Native Oyster Beds in a New England EstuaryEstuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-021-00954-x (Accessed 23 June 2021).

2020

Ayvazian, S., Gerber-Williams, A., Grabbert, S., Miller, K., Hancock, B., Helt, W., Cobb, D., et al. 2020. Habitat Benefits of Restored Oyster Reefs and Aquaculture to Fish and Invertebrates in a Coastal Pond in Rhode Island, United States. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39: 563–587. National Shellfisheries Association.

Hutchison, Z. L., Bartley, M. L., Degraer, S., English, P., Khan, A., Livermore, J., Rumes, B., et al. (n.d.). OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY AND BENTHIC HABITAT CHANGES: 12.

Innes-Gold, A., Heinichen, M., Gorospe, K., Truesdale, C., Collie, J., and Humphries, A. 2020. Modeling 25 years of food web changes in Narragansett Bay (USA) as a tool for ecosystem-based management. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 654: 17–33.

Dalton, T., Weir, M., Calianos, A., D’Aversa, N., and Livermore, J. 2020. Recreational boaters’ preferences for boating trips associated with offshore wind farms in US waters. Marine Policy, 122: 104216.

Kasper, J. M., Brust, J., Caskenette, A., McNamee, J., Vokoun, J. C., and Schultz, E. T. (n.d.). Using Harvest Slot Limits to Promote Stock Recovery and Broaden Age Structure in Marine Recreational Fisheries: a case study. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, n/a. https://afspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nafm.10511 (Accessed 8 December 2020).

Robinson, S. B., Oczkowski, A., McManus, M. C., Chintala, M., and Ayvazian, S. 2020. Growth Rates for Quahogs (Mercenaria mercenaria) in a Reduced Nitrogen Environment in Narragansett Bay, RI. Northeastern Naturalist, 27: 534–554. Eagle Hill Institute.

McManus, M. C., Leavitt, D. F., Griffin, M., Erkan, D., Mercer, A. J. M., and Heimann, T. 2020. Estimating Dredge Catch Efficiencies for the Northern Quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) Population of Narragansett Bay. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39: 321–329. National Shellfisheries Association.<

Langan, J. A., McManus, M. C., Zemeckis, D. R., and Colli, J. S. 2020. Abundance and distribution of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in a warming southern New England. Fishery Bulletin, 118: 145–156.

Cebrian, J., Liu, H., Christman, M., Hollweg, T., McCay, D. F., Balouskus, R.McManus, C., et al. 2020. Standardizing Estimates of Biomass at Recruitment and Productivity for Fin- and Shellfish in Coastal Habitats. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00691-2 (Accessed 7 May 2020).

2019

McManus, M. C., Ullman, D. S., Rutherford, S. D., and Kincaid, C. 2019. Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) larval transport and settlement modeled for a temperate estuary. Limnology and Oceanography.

Truesdale, C. L., Dalton, T. M., and McManus, M. C. 2019. Fishers’ Knowledge and Perceptions of the Emerging Southern New England Jonah Crab Fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Langan, J. A., McManus, M. C., Schonfeld, A. J., Truesdale, C. L., and Collie, J. S 2019 Evaluating Summer Flounder Spatial Sex-Segregation in a Southern New England Estuary. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 11: 76–85.

Spinette, R. F., Brown, S. M., Ehrlich, A. L., Puggioni, G., Deacutis, C., and Jenkins, B. D. 2019. Diazotroph Activity in Surface Narragansett Bay Sediments in Summer Is Stimulated by Hypoxia and Organic Matter Delivery. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 614: 35–50.

Truesdale, C. L.McManus, M. C., and Collie, J. S. 2019. Growth and Molting Characteristics of Jonah Crab (Cancer Borealis) in Rhode Island Sound. Fisheries Research, 211: 13–20.

2018

Friedland, K. D., McManus, M. C., Morse, R. E., and Link, J. S. 2018 Event Scale and Persistent Drivers of Fish and Macroinvertebrate Distributions on the Northeast US Shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Science.76: 1316–1334.

McManus, M. C., Hare, J. A., Richardson, D. E., and Collie, J. S. 2018. Tracking shifts in Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) larval habitat suitability on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf. Fisheries Oceanography, 27: 49–62.

Raposa, K. B., McKinney, R. A., Wigand, C., Hollister, J. W., Lovall, C., Szura, K., Gurak, Jr., J. A., McNamee, J., et al. 2018.Top-down and Bottom-up Controls on Southern New England Salt Marsh Crab Populations. PeerJ, 6.

Angell, T. E. 2018. Age, Growth, and Sexual Maturity of the Channeled Whelk Busycotypus Canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Knobbed Whelk Busycon Carica (Gmelin, 1791) in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Journal of Shellfish Research, 37: 207–219.

2017

Oviatt, C., Smith, L., Krumholz, J., Coupland, C., Stoffel, H., Keller, A., McManus, M. C., et al. 2017. Managed Nutrient Reduction Impacts on Nutrient Concentrations, Water Clarity, Primary Production, and Hypoxia in a North Temperate Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 199: 25–34.

Thornber, C. S., Guidone, M., Deacutis, C., Green, L., Ramsay, C. N., and Palmisciano, M. 2017. Spatial and Temporal Variability in Macroalgal Blooms in a Eutrophied Coastal Estuary. Harmful Algae, 68: 82–96.

2016

Hale, S. S., Cicchetti, G., and Deacutis, C. F. 2016. Eutrophication and Hypoxia Diminish Ecosystem Functions of Benthic Communities in a New England Estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3.

Taylor, D. L., McNamee, J.Lake, J., Gervasi, C. L., and Palance, D. G. 2016. Juvenile Winter Flounder (Pseudopleuronectes Americanus) and Summer Flounder (Paralichthys Dentatus) Utilization of Southern New England Nurseries: Comparisons Among Estuarine, Tidal River, and Coastal Lagoon Shallow-Water Habitats. Estuaries and Coasts, 39: 1505–1525.

2015

Shumchenia, E. J., Pelletier, M. C., Cicchetti, G., Davies, S., Pesch, C. E., Deacutis, C. F., and Pryor, M. 2015. A Biological Condition Gradient Model for Historical Assessment of Estuarine Habitat Structure. Environmental Management, 55: 143–158.

Wahle, R. A., Dellinger, L., Olszewski, S., and Jekielek, P. 2015. American Lobster Nurseries of Southern New England Receding in the Face of Climate Change. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72: i69–i78.

2013

Wahle, R. A., Bergeron, C., Tremblay, J., Wilson, C., Burdett-Coutts, V., Comeau, M., Rochette, R., Lawton, P., Glenn, R., Gibson, M. 2013. "The Geography and Bathymetry of American Lobster Benthic Recruitment as Measured by Diver-Based Suction Sampling and Passive Collectors." Marine Biology Research, 9: 42–58.

2010

DeAngelis, B. M., Cooper, R., Clancy, M., Cooper, C., Angell, T.Olszewski, S., Colburn, W. (Ted), et al. 2010. Impacts of V-Notching the American Lobster. Journal of Shellfish Research, 29: 489–496.

Wahle, R. A., Cobb, J. S., Incze, L. S., Lawton, P., Gibson, M., Glenn, R., Wilson, C., et al. 2010. The American Lobster Settlement Index at 20 Years: Looking Back - Looking Ahead. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India: 9.

2009

Wahle, R. A., Gibson, M., and Fogarty, M. 2009. Distinguishing Disease Impacts from Larval Supply Effects in a Lobster Fishery Collapse. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 376: 185–192.

2008

Meng, L., Taylor, D. L., Serbst, J., and Powell, J. C. 2008. Assessing Habitat Quality of Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay Using Growth, RNA:DNA, and Feeding Habits of Caged Juvenile Winter Flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus Walbaum). Northeastern Naturalist, 15: 35–56.

2006

Castro, K.M., J.R. Factor, Angell, T., and D.F. Landers, Jr. 2006. The conceptual approach to lobster shell disease revisited Journal of Crustacean Biology, 26(4):646-660.

2003

McCay, D. P. F., Gibson, M., and Cobb, J. S. 2003. Scaling Restoration of American Lobsters: Combined Demographic and Discounting Model for an Exploited Species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 264: 177–196.

Oviatt, C., Olsen, S., Andrews, M., Collie, J., Lynch, T., and Raposa, K. 2003. A Century of Fishing and Fish Fluctuations in Narragansett Bay. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 11: 221–242.

2002

Meng, L., Orphanides, C. D., and Powell, J. C. 2002. Use of a Fish Index to Assess Habitat Quality in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 131: 731–742.

2001

Meng, L., Powell, J. C., and Taplin, B. 2001. Using winter flounder growth rates to assess habitat quality across an anthropogenic gradient in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuaries, 24: 576–584.

DeLong,Allison K, Collie, Jeremy S, Meise, Carol J, and Powell, Christopher J 2001. Estimating growth and mortality of juvenile winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, with a length-based model Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 58(11): 2233-2246

2000

Castro, K.M. and Angell, T.E.. 2000. Prevalence and progression of shell disease in American lobster, Homarus americanus, from Rhode Island waters and the offshore canyons Journal of Shellfish Research, Volume 19(2):691-700.

1999

Meng, L., and Christopher Powell, J. 1999. Linking juvenile fish and their habitats: An example from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuaries, 22: 905.

1997

Dorf, B. A., and Powell, J. C.. 1997. Distribution, abundance, and habitat characteristics of juvenile tautog (Tautoga onitis, family labridae) in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1988–1992 Estuaries, 20: 589–600.