You're Invited: Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Session


Please join the CFRF and its collaborators for a Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Session on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 4-6 PM in the conference room of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island. The Research Session will include:

  • Discussion of the Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet, including reflections from participant fishermen, data summaries, plans for the future, and viewing of the project documentary video.
  • The CFRF Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet was developed in 2013 and has involved over 20 F/Vs in collecting biological and environmental data using digital calipers and specialized tablet apps. To date, the Research Fleet has sampled over 112,000 lobsters and 54,000 Jonah crabs. This June marked 5 years of data collection!
  • Presentations from collaborators at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries on research surrounding Jonah crab size at sexual maturity and the sustainability of the Jonah crab fishery
  • Presentations from lobster and Jonah crab stock assessment scientists at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, focusing on the use of the Research Fleet’s data in the lobster stock assessment and Jonah crab management plan.
  • And more!

Please RSVP to Aubrey at or (401) 515-4892.

Directions to the CFC of RI can be found here:

For more information please visit our project webpage:

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation