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Department of
Fisheries, Animal &
Veterinary Science

20A Woodward Hall,
9 East Alumni Avenue,
Kingston, RI 02881.
Phone: 401-874-2477.
Fax: 401-874-7575.
Joseph DeAlteris
Job Title: Professor
Address: East Farm, Bldg. 50,
Phone: 401-874-5333
  • Ph.D., 1986, College of William & Mary
  • M.S., 1973, College of William & Mary
  • B.S., 1968, Rutgers-The State University
Research Interests

We work in the area of aquatic resource harvesting technologies, and their impact on the ecosystem. Reduction of bycatch through the development of sizeand species specific fishing gear, and the quantitative evaluation of the effects of those gears on fish stocks and the habitat, is the dominant research theme of our lab. State of the art underwater video cameras, advanced diving systems, acoustic mensuration systems and a fleet of small research vessels facilitate these investigations. A new area of research interest is the development of appropriate technology for shellfish and finfish aquaculture. For both land and sea based systems the behavior of animals held in captivity at high densities and the development of advanced filtration technologies in closed systems are subjects of interest.

  1. DeAlteris, J. T. and Riedel. 1996. Effect of age specific fishing mortality between and within gear types on the yield and spawning stock biomass per recruit of a idealized groundfish. Journal Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science 19:73-82.
  2. Riedel and DeAlteris, J. T. 1995. Factors affecting hydrodynamic performance of the Nordmore Grate System: bycatch reduction device used in the Gulf of Maine shrimp fisheries. Fish Res. 24:181-198.
  3. DeAlteris, J. T. and D. Reifsteck. 1992. Escapement and survival of fish from the cod-end of a demersal trawl. Fishbehavior in relation to fishing operations. I.C.E.S. Marine Science Symposium 196:128-131.
  4. Castro, C. and J. T. DeAlteris. 1990. Effects of trap saturation and species interaction on the capture of Callinectes spp crabs in the Guayas Estuary, Ecuador. Fish. Res. 8:223-332.
  5. DeAlteris, J. T. 1988. The application of hydroacoustics to the mapping of subtidal oyster reefs. J. Shellfish Res. 7:41-45.
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