Thursday, August 30th: CFRF 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.
  • 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
  • Presentation from lobster and Jonah crab stock assessment scientist 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.
  • Presentation from the University of Rhode Island involving collecting fishermen's knowledge to inform management of Jonah crab in Southern New England
  • 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:

Can not attend in person? Please attend meeting via conference call: . You can also dial in using your phone (571) 317-3122. Conference passcode: 251-547-325

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation