June 30, 2020

Long Island Sound - Modeling Tautog and Anglers' Preferences

Long Island Sound - Modeling Tautog and Anglers' Preferences

This is the first of a series of special podcasts George will be hosting that is related to the Long Island Sound. Professor Eric T Schultz headed a tautog study titled Bio-economic Outcomes under Alternative Management Strategies with Human Choice and Behavior: Modeling Tautog and Anglers' Preferences. Shultz was assisted by Zhenshan Chen, Graduate Research Assistant Pengfei Liu, Stephen Swallow and Jacob M. Kasper, Graduate Research Assistant.

To be clear these are not recommendations and the study was conducted with input from New York and Connecticut recreational anglers by UCONN and Sea Grant from Connecticut.

If you enjoy the tautog fishery, now is a great time to get involved and be educated on how anglers truly feel about the future management of tautog.

The primary goal of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic impacts of alternative recreational fishery management practices, taking anglers' behavioral changes into consideration. Our project focuses on Tautog (Tautoga onitis) fishing in Long Island Sound (LIS), for which we have developed a baseline population model that can project how the stock responds to different regulatory approaches.