Bruce Patten

Salmon Assessment Biologist

Head, Fishery & Assessment Data Section.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Salmon stock Assessment
  • Fishery and stock assessment data management
  • Commercial salmon fishery logbook program

Research and/or project statements

  • Salmon Stock Assessment
  • Fishery and Stock Assessment Data Management
  • Commercial Salmon Fishery Logbook Program
  • Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat

Professional activities / interests

  • Assessment and fishery data manager
  • Regional informatics committees representative
  • Peer-review meeting chairperson
  • Willing to mentor others in DFO

Education and awards

BSc Biology, University of Victoria, 1995

Key publications

Baillie, S., B. Patten, J. Till, K. Simpson, W. Luedke, and P. Tschaplinski, 1999. Assessment of Coho Stocks on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, 1998. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 99/166. 43 p.

Decker. A.S., Hawkshaw, M.A., Patten, B.A, Sawada, J, A.L. Jantz I. 2014. Assessment of the Interior Fraser Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Management Unit Relative to the 2006 Conservation Strategy Recovery Objectives. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/086. xi + 64 p.

DFO. 2015. Wild salmon policy biological status assessment for conservation units of interior Fraser River Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2015/022.

DFO. 2016. Exploration of data and methods for developing estimates of a biologically-based spawning goal and biological benchmarks for Little Tahltan Chinook (Stikine River drainage). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2016/006.

Hargreaves, N.B., R. Hungar, and B. Patten, 1992. The Marine Survival of Salmon Project (M.A.S.S.): Predation Mortality of Juvenile Salmon in Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound, B.C. in 1991. pp. 81-96. In: La Perouse Project Seventh Annual Progress Report, 1991. Dept. Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Biological Station. Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5K6.

Patten, B.A., 2007. Automated Receipt and Importing of Remote Data into a Central Database. Pages 145-146 in T.A. McVea and S.J. Kennelly (ed.). Proceedings of the 5th International Fisheries Observer Conference – 15-18 May 2007, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence, Cronulla, Australia.

Riddell, B., W. Luedke, J. Till, and B. Patten, 1999. Review of 1998 Terminal Run of Somass River Chinook Salmon, 1998 WCVI Extensive Escapement Indicators, and Somass Terminal Run Forecast for 1999. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 99/165. 27 p.

Toshach, S., et al. (including B.A. Patten), 2007. Data Management: From Field Collection to Regional Sharing Part I: Field Data Collection. Pages 26-38 in D.H. Johnson, B.M. Shrier, J.S. O'Neal, J.A. Knutzen, X. Augerot, T.A. O'Neal, and T.N. Pearsons. Salmonid field protocols handbook: techniques for assessing status and trends in salmon and trout populations. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.