A Fellow Goes Fishing

If you’re Willy Goldsmith, sometimes being a scientist means going fishing on Cape Cod.

Goldsmith’s focus is Atlantic bluefin tuna—a species that supports a valuable recreational fishery from Maine to North Carolina, but is currently considered overfished.

To address the issue of rebuilding the bluefin tuna population while maintaining the fishery’s economic and recreational opportunities, Goldsmith, a National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics fellow and PhD student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is surveying bluefin tuna anglers to examine their motivations and values. He’s also casting some of his own lines.

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