March 26, 2014
LOBSTER NODE PROJECT UPDATES:
The Lobster Node is a subsection of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network. The PEI Fishermen's Association attends the Annual General Meeting of the Lobster Node.
This is the 4th year of funding for the projects and results are beginning to surface. The AGM in Halifax produced new research initiatives which the PEIFA may look to actively support including research on lobster genomics and traceability.
Click the link to view projects and presentations (updated results):
Here is a list of students and their research topics:
Benoit Bruneau - The effect of sedimentation on the settlement behavior of the American lobster (Homarus americanus)
Brady Quinn - Validating and improving estimates of fisheries connectivity from a large-scale model of lobster larval drift
Bryan Morse - Does the movement of juvenile and adult American lobsters lead to connectivity between areas?
Fan Qin - effet de la prédation sur le budget d'activités des larves de stade IV du Homard américain (Homarus americanus)
Feng Tang - The role of food and sperm limitation on spatial differences in fecundity‐at-size of American lobster (Homarus americanus)
Feng Tang - Size‐at‐age and body condition of juvenile American lobsters, Homarus americanus, living on cobble or mud bottom in Maces Bay, Bay of Fundy
Gilles Miron - Factors influencing recruitment and early survival of lobsters
Gudjon Sigurdsson - Patterns and processes of lobster settlement
Kristin Dinning - American lobsters use mud-bottom seafloor as nursery habitat
Kristin Dinning - American lobsters use mud-bottom seafloor as nursery habitat (slides)
Léo Barret - Settlement behavior of American lobster (Homarus americanus) postlarvae: Effect of population origin and incubation temperature
Lobster Sustainability Research Agenda / Recherche sur la durabilité du homard
Leonard LeBlanc - Lobster Science Project: LFA 26 B North Gulf Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition
Marthe Haarr - Quantifying spatial and temporal patterns in larval supply
Rémy Rochette - Lobster Node objectives and updates