Bay fisheries will be the featured topic for NAPS annual meeting
, 2014


Bay fisheries will be the featured
topic for NAPS annual meeting

“Chesapeake Bay Fisheries: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow” will be the theme for the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) annual meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 23 at the Heathsville United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

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The keynote speaker is Dr. Roger L. Mann, director of research and advisory services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He will present an overview based on his research into the bay’s ecology.

Speakers directly involved with bay fisheries will discuss specific topics including oysters, pound nets, crabs, menhaden and charters. After the formal presentations, Dr. Lynton Land will lead a panel discussion followed by questions and/or brief comments from the audience.

“We are very pleased to have Dr. Mann as the keynoter,” said NAPS vice president Lee Allain. “He brings to the program the right combination of researcher, teacher, and understanding of the bay fisheries.’

Dr. Mann is professor of marine sciences in the Fisheries Science Department of the College of William & Mary. He received a doctorate in marine science at University College North Wales in Bangor, Wales. Among his many current projects is “Resource stock assessment by fishery dependent and fishery independent methods.” In 1994, he was honored by the Chesapeake Bay Commission in its Tribute to Excellence. The Tribute was “official recognition of significant contributions to the management and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.”

“This program is open to anyone interested in the topic, whether NAPS members or not,” said Allain.

At the conclusion of the program there will be a brief break followed by a business meeting and closing discussion on association projects.


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