Conducting scientific research to support sustainable fishing, farming, aquaculture and renewable energy.

Bushel of scallops
Bushel of scallops

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Face to face with a loggerhead
Face to face with a loggerhead

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HabCam maintenance at sea
HabCam maintenance at sea

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1/23

What's new at CFF?


(4/22/2022) CFF has been awarded a Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) Grant to conduct research on Sea Turtles off the coast of Massachusetts.  To learn more about MET, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-environmental-trust








CFF awarded Research Set-Aside (RSA) funding for (5) projects that will be conducted through 2022-2023 
(Spring 2022) CFF has been awarded RSA grant funding to conduct the following projects through 2023:

Understanding the Impacts of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery on Loggerhead Sea Turtles 

Principal Investigators: Samir Patel, Ph.D., Liese Siemann, Ph.D.

Optical Assessment of Atlantic Sea Scallop Abundance and Distribution in Select Areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Georges Bank

Principal Investigators: Tasha O'Hara, Luisa Garcia, Liese Siemann, Ph.D.

Evaluating the Key Factors that Influence the Efficacy of Transplanting to Supplement Recruitment 
Principal Investigators: Farrell Davis, Luisa Garcia, Ryan Munnelly, Nathan Shivers, Victoria Oriole

Using Sedimentary eDNA to Track the Presence of Scallop Spat and Predators 
Principal Investigators: Liese Siemann, Ph. D., Samir Patel, Ph.D.

Seasonal Survey for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery on the Eastern Part of Georges Bank
Principal Investigators: Luisa M. Garcia, Liese Siemann, Ph.D., Farrell Davis, Natalie Jennings

RSA projects could not be completed without our industry partners. CFF would like to extend their appreciation to collaborators for 2022: Daniel Eilertsen (Nordic Inc.); Jose Correia and Arnie DeMello (F/V Kathy Marie); Joe Gilbert (Empire Fisheries); Brent Fulcher (Fulcher Seafoods) Ronnie Enoksen (Eastern Fisheries); Nordic Fisheries; Kavanagh Fisheries; Jim Gutowski (Viking Village Fisheries); Cynbal Fisheries; Quinn Fisheries; Brain and Susan Kvilhaug - 


CFF was selected to receive Department of Energy funding for offshore wind research
(10/13/2021) CFF will survey fish populations and benthic habitat in offshore wind sites using a range of optical survey tools including our HabCam vehicle and upgraded baited underwater video systems. Our partners in the project are scientists and engineers at the UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology and Kitware, Inc.




 

SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS -
A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Our feature film, Sustaining Sea Scallops, is now available online!  Check out the promo clip here.

 

Watch the full documentary to learn how the collaborative research model embraced by CFF helped a flagging scallop fishing industry rebound.

 

HELP CFF'S WORK IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL FISHERS AND FARMERS IN OUR REGION WHEN YOU SHOP
 

 

Designate CFF as your charity at Smile Amazon and support our research every time you shop! Click the image above to visit Coonamessett Farm Foundation's Amazon Smile page.

 

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