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Steve Eayrs


Ph.D. Student Profile: Steve Eayrs

Degree: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Ocean Process Analysis Lab

Research Scientist (Fish behavior/fishing gear technology)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
350 Commercial St, Portland, ME. 04101.
Ph. 207 228 1659, email: steve@gmri.org

Research Topic: Improving fishing profitability and sustainable fishing practice: Testing the application of an Environmental Management System in the New England groundfish fishery

Advisor: Dr. Chris Glass

Description of Research


My proposed doctoral research will explore the application of an Environmental Management System (EMS) in the New England groundfish fishery to improve the profitability of fishermen and reduce the environmental impact of fishing activity. An EMS is a voluntary process that can help fishermen identify and address their regulatory and non-regulatory responsibilities and provide a mechanism to systematically achieve and record gains in operating efficiency, seafood quality and value. It is a continuous process that is periodically refined to prepare fishermen to meet current and future challenges, review and improve their actions to meet government regulation and societal demands, demonstrate environmental stewardship, and help flag areas requiring additional resources and effort.

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