Dana Haggarty, PhD., MSc.

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Inshore Rockfish and Lingcod Program Head, Groundfish Section, Stock Assessment and Research (StAR) Division

Current research and/or projects

I study the Ecology, Conservation and Population Biology of nearshore fishes such as rockfishes and Lingcod. My PhD. work focused on the recovery of rockfish populations in Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs). My current projects focus on modeling rockfish habitat, the recovery of Yelloweye Rockfish populations, rockfish barotrauma, and Lingcod stock assessment. I collaborate with international partners, industry, academics, ENGOs and First Nations on longline and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) surveys to monitor and assess fish populations and their habitats. 

Key publications

Haggarty, D.R., K.E. Lotterhos, and J. B. Shurin. 2017. Young-of-the-year recruitment does not predict the abundance of older age classes in black rockfish. Marine Ecological Progress Series. 574:113-126. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12202.

Lancaster, D., D. Haggarty, J. Volpe, P. Dearden, and N. Ban. 2017. Effectiveness of shore-based remote camera monitoring for quantifying recreational fisher compliance in marine conservation areas. Aquatic Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2736

Haggarty, D. R., R. Flemming, K. Cooke, N. Deleys and K. L. Yamanaka (2017). Remotely Operated Vehicle Surveys of Rockfish Conservation Areas in British Columbia, February 2009-July 2011: iv  + 147 p. http://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/40616368.pdf

Haggarty, D., S. Martell and J. Shurin. 2016. Lack of recreational fishing compliance may compromise effectiveness of Rockfish Conservation Areas in British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 73:1-12 dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0205.

Haggarty, D.R., J. Shurin and K.L. Yamanaka. 2016. Assessing population recovery inside British Columbia’s Rockfish Conservation Areas with a remotely operated vehicle. Fisheries Research. 183: 165-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.06.001.

Frid, A., M. McGreer, D.R. Haggarty, J. Beaumont, and E. J. Gregr. 2016. Rockfish size and age: the crossroads of spatial protection, central place fisheries and indigenous rights. Global Ecology and Conservation. 8:170-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.09.008.

Haggarty, D. R. 2015. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Rockfish Conservation Areas in British Columbia,Canada. Zoology, University of British Columbia. Ph.D. Dissertation: 218 + xix. https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0216564

Lancaster, D., D. Haggarty and N. Ban. 2015. Pacific Canada's Rockfish Conservation Areas: using Ostrom's design principles to assess management effectiveness. Ecology and Society. 20 (3):41. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07815-200341.

Lotterhos, K. E., S. J. Dick, and D. R. Haggarty. 2014. Evaluation of rockfish conservation area networks in the United States and Canada relative to the dispersal distance for black rockfish (Sebastes melanops). Evolutionary Applications 7:238-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.12115

Haggarty, D.R. 2014. Rockfish Conservation Areas in BC: Our Current State of Knowledge. A report of the David Suzuki Foundation. https://davidsuzuki.org/science-learning-centre-article/rockfish-conservation-areas-b-c-current-state-knowledge/

Haggarty, D. R. and J. R. King (2006). "CPUE as an index of relative abundance for nearshore reef fishes." Fisheries Research 81(1): 89-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2006.05.015.

Logan, G., W. de la Mare, J. King, D. Haggarty. 2005. Management Framework for Strait of Georgia Lingcod. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document - 2005/048 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/DocREC/2005/RES2005_048_e.pdf.

Haggarty, D.R. 2001. An Evaluation of Fish Habitat in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, The University of British Columbia. https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0074846

Research facility

3190 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7