Martin Castonguay, Ph.D.

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Research scientist

Research on exploited pelagic marine fishes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in support of stock assessments

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

 

  • Spatial dynamics of marine fishes
  • Links between secondary production and recruitment of pelagic marine fishes
  • Oceanic biology and migratory dynamics of Atlantic eels

Professional activities / interests

Adjunct Professor at:

  • Université Laval, Québec
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski

Education and awards

 

M.Sc. Université Laval 1982

Ph.D., University of Maine, USA, 1985

DFO's Prix d'Excellence 2015

Key publications

2014-2019 Primary Publications

 

Van Beveren, E., D.E. Duplisea, J.R. Marentette, A. Smith, and M. Castonguay. An example of how catch uncertainty hinders effective stock management and rebuilding. Submitted for publication in August 2019.

 

Richardson, D.E., L. Carter, K. Curti, K.E. Marancik, and M. Castonguay. Changes in the spawning distribution and biomass of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) in the western Atlantic over four decades. Submitted for publication in June 2019.

 

Redding, S.G., L.W. Cooper, M. Castonguay, C. Wiernicki, and D.H. Secor. Northwest Atlantic mackerel population structure evaluated using Otolith δ18O. Submitted for publication in April 2019.

 

Mbaye, B.C., S. Plourde, T. Doniol-Valcroze, P. Brosset, E. Van Beveren, A. Smith, C. Lehoux, and M. Castonguay. Modeling Atlantic mackerel spawning habitat and its future distribution in the Northwest Atlantic. Submitted for publication in July 2019.

 

Van Beveren, E., D. Duplisea, P. Brosset, and M. Castonguay. Assessment model approaches for stocks with contingents, seasonal and spatial dynamics, and limited resources for data collection. Submitted for publication in July 2019.

 

Miller, M.J., L. Marohn, K. Wysujack, S. Bonhommeau, M. Kuroki, M. Freese, J.-D. Pohlmann, S. Watanabe, T. Blancke, P. Weist, M. Castonguay, H. Westerberg, K. Tsukamoto, and R. Hanel. 2019. Larval size distributions of Ariosoma balearicum Cryptic species during the March-April season in the Sargasso Sea Subtropical Convergence Zone. Envir. Biol. Fishes. Accepted.

 

Shikon, V., P. Pepin, D. Schneider, M. Castonguay, and D. Robert. 2019. Spatiotemporal variability in Newfoundland capelin (Mallotus villosus) larval abundance and growth: Implications for recruitment. Fish. Res. 218: 237-245.

 

Drouineau, H., C. Durif, M. Castonguay, M. Mateo, E. Rochard, G. Verreault, K. Youkouchi, and P. Lambert. 2018. Endangered eels: a symbol of the effects of global change. Fish and Fisheries 19: 903-930. DOI:10.1111/faf.12300.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., G. Verreault, D. Stanley, M. Castonguay, and J.J. Dodson. 2018. The migration of stocked, trapped and transported, and wild female American silver eels through the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 75: 2024-2037. DOI :10.1139/cjfas-2017-0356.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., J.J. Dodson, M. Castonguay, D. Jellyman, K. Aarestrup, and K. Tsukamoto. 2018. Tracking anguillid eels: five decades of telemetry-based research. Mar. Freshw. Res. 69: 199–219. DOI 10.1071/MF17137.

 

Massiot-Granier, F., G. Lassalle, P. Almeida, M. Aprahamian, M. Castonguay, H. Drouineau, E. García-Berthou, P. Laffaille, A. Lehêne, M. Lepage, K. Limburg, J. Lobry, E. Rochard, K. Rose, J. Rosebery, T. Rougier, J. Waldman, K. Wilson, and P. Lambert. 2018. A generic method to assess species exploratory potential under climate change. Ecological Indicators 90 : 615-623. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.047.

 

LeBris, A., J.A.D. Fisher, H.M. Murphy, P.S. Galbraith, M. Castonguay, T. Loher, and D. Robert. 2018. Migration patterns and putative spawning habitats of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence revealed by geolocation of pop-up satellite archival tags. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 75 : 135-147. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsx098.

 

 

Béguer-Pon, M., S. Shan, M. Castonguay, and J.J. Dodson. 2017. Behavioural variability in the vertical and horizontal oceanic migrations of maturing American eels. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 585: 123-142.

 

Durif, C.M.F., S. Bonhommeau, C. Briand, H.I. Browman, M. Castonguay, F. Daverat, W. Dekker, E. Diaz, R. Hanel, M. Miller, A. Moore, C. Paris, A.B. Skiftesvik, H. Westerberg, and H. Wickström. 2017. Whether European eel leptocephali use the Earth's magnetic field to guide their migration remains an open question - Comment on "A Magnetic Map Leads Juvenile European Eels to the Gulf Stream. Current Biology 27, R1 - R3.

 

Van Beveren, E., D. Duplisea, M. Castonguay, T. Doniol-Valcroze, S. Plourde, and N. Cadigan. 2017. How catch underreporting can bias stock assessment and advice in northwest Atlantic mackerel and a possible resolution using censored catch. Fisheries Research 194: 146-154.

 

LeBris, A., J.A.D. Fisher, H.M. Murphy, P.S. Galbraith, M. Castonguay, T. Loher, and D. Robert. 2017. Migration patterns and putative spawning habitats of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence revealed by geolocation of pop-up satellite archival tags. ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsx098.

 

Murphy, H.M., J.A.D. Fisher, A. Le Bris, M. Desgagnés, M. Castonguay, T. Loher, and D. Robert. 2017. Pop-up satellite archival tags provide the first characterization of depth distributions, temperature associations, and seasonal migrations of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 9: 341–356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19425120.2017.1327905.

 

Mateo, M., P. Lambert, S. Tétard, M. Castonguay, B. Ernande, and H. Drouineau. 2017. Cause or consequence? Exploring the role of phenotypic plasticity and genetic polymorphism in the emergence of phenotypic spatial patterns of the European eel. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 74: 987-999.

 

Savenkoff, C., J.A. Gagné, M. Gilbert, M. Castonguay, D. Chabot, J. Chassé, S. Comtois, J.-D. Dutil, P.S. Galbraith, J.-F. Gosselin, F. Grégoire, R. Larocque, P. Larouche, D. Lavoie, M. Lebeuf, V. Lesage, F. Maps, I.H. McQuinn, A. Mosnier, C. Nozères, P. Ouellet, S. Plourde, B. Sainte-Marie, L. Savard, M. Scarratt, and M. Starr. 2017. Poissons et invertébrés. Le concept d’approche écosystémique appliqué à l’estuaire du Saint-Laurent (Canada). Environmental Reviews 25 : 26-96. doi.org/10.1139/er-2015-0083.

 

Benchetrit, J., M. Béguer-Pon, P. Sirois, M. Castonguay, J. Fitzsimons, J. and J.J. Dodson. 2017. Using otolith microchemistry to reconstruct habitat use of American eels Anguilla rostrata in the St. Lawrence River - Lake Ontario system. Ecol. Freshw. Fish. 26: 19-33. doi: 10.1111/eff.12246.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., K. Ohashi, J. Sheng, M. Castonguay, and J.J. Dodson. 2016. Modeling the migration of the American eel in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 549: 183-198.

 

Castonguay, M., and C.M.F. Durif. 2016. Understanding the decline in anguillid eels. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 73: 1-4.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., S. Shan, K.R. Thompson, M. Castonguay, J. Sheng, and J.J. Dodson. 2016. Exploring the role of the physical marine environment in silver eel migrations using a biophysical particle-tracking model. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 73: 57-74.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., M. Castonguay, S. Shan, J. Benchetrit, and J.J. Dodson. 2015. Direct observations of American eels migrating across the continental shelf to the Sargasso Sea. Nature Commun. 6:8705 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9705 (2015).

 

Miller, M.J., S. Bonhommeau, P. Munk, M. Castonguay, R. Hanel, and J.D. McCleave. 2015. A century of research on the larval distributions of the Atlantic eels: A re-examination of the data. Biol. Rev. 90: 1035-1064. doi: 10.1111/brv.12144.

 

Plourde, S., F. Grégoire, C. Lehoux, P. Galbraith, M. Castonguay, and M. Ringuette. 2015. Effect of environmental variability on body condition and recruitment success of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus L.) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Fish. Oceanogr. 24: 347-363. doi: 10.1111/fog.12113.

 

Pavey, S.A., J. Gaudin, E. Normandeau, M. Dionne, M. Castonguay, C. Audet, and L. Bernatchez. 2015. RAD-sequencing highlights polygenic discrimination of habitat ecotypes in the panmictic American eel (Anguilla rostrata). Current Biology 25: 1666-1671.

 

Côté, C.L., S.A. Pavey, J.A. Stacey, T. Pratt, M. Castonguay, C. Audet, and L. Bernatchez. 2015. Growth, female bimodality and sex ratio variability in American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) of different origins in both controlled conditions and the wild: Implications for stocking programs. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 144: 246-257.doi:10.1080/00028487.2014.975841.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., M. Castonguay, J. Benchetrit, D. Hatin, M. Legault, G. Verreault, Y. Mailhot, V. Tremblay, and J.J. Dodson. 2015. Large-scale seasonal habitat use and movements of yellow American eels in the St. Lawrence River revealed by acoustic telemetry. Ecol. Freshw. Fish. 24: 99-111. doi: 10.1111/eff.12129.

 

Boivin, B., M. Castonguay, C. Audet, S.A. Pavey, M. Dionne, and L. Bernatchez. 2015. How does salinity influence habitat selection and growth in juvenile American eels Anguilla  rostrata? J. Fish Biol. 86: 765-784. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12604.

 

Hanel, R., D. Stepputtis, S. Bonhommeau, M. Castonguay, M. Schaber, K. Wysujack, M. Vobach, and M. J. Miller. 2014. Low larval abundance in the Sargasso Sea: A first new clue about reduced recruitment of the Atlantic eels. Naturwissenshaften 101: 1041-1054. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1243-6.

 

Trenkel, V.M., G. Huse, B.R. MacKenzie, P. Alvareze, H. Arrizabalagae, M. Castonguay, N. Goñie, F. Grégoire, H. Hátúng, T. Jansen, J. A. Jacobsen, P. Lehodey, M. Lutcavage, P.Mariani, G.D. Melvin, J.D. Neilson, L. Nøttestad, G.J. Óskarssonk, M.R. Payne, D.E. Richardson, I. Senina, and D.C. Speirs. 2014. Comparative ecology of widely distributed pelagic fish species in the North Atlantic: implications for modelling climate and fisheries impacts. Prog. Oceanogr. 129 (2014): 219-243. doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.030.

 

Béguer-Pon, M., M. Castonguay, J. Benchetrit, D. Hatin, G. Verreault, Y. Mailhot, V. Tremblay, D. Lefaivre, M. Legault, D. Stanley, and J.J. Dodson. 2014. Large-scale migration patterns of silver American eels (Anguilla rostrata) from the St. Lawrence River to the Gulf using acoustic telemetry. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 71: 1579-1592.

 

Côté, C.L., M. Castonguay, S.K. McWilliam, C. Gordon, and L. Bernatchez. 2014. In absence of local adaptation, plasticity and spatially varying selection rule: a view from genomic reaction norms in a panmictic species (Anguilla rostrata). BMC Genomics 2014, 15: 403  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-403.

 

Reports 2014-2019

 

Doniol-Valcroze, T., E. Van Beveren, B. Légaré, L. Girard, and M. Castonguay. 2019. The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus L.) in NAFO Subareas 3 and 4 in 2016. DFO Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Res. Doc. 2018/062: v + 54 p.

 

DFO (Van Beveren, E. and M. Castonguay). 2018. Update of the projections for Atlantic mackerel (Subareas 3 and 4). Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Sci. Resp. 2018/024.

 

Van Beveren, E., M. Castonguay, T. Doniol-Valcroze, and D. Duplisea. 2017. Results of an informal survey of Canadian Atlantic mackerel commercial, recreational and bait fishers. DFO Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Res. Doc. 2017/029.

 

MPO (Légaré, B. et M. Castonguay). 2015. Mise à jour des indicateurs de l'état des stocks de hareng de la côte-nord du Québec (Division 4S) en 2014. Sécr. Can. Consult. Sci. MPO, Rep. sci. 2015/026.

 

MPO (Légaré, B. et M. Castonguay). 2015. Mise à jour des indicateurs de l'état du stock de capelan de l'estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent (divisions 4RST) en 2014. Sécr. Can. Consult. Sci. MPO, Rep. sci. 2015/032.

 

Plourde, S., F. Grégoire, C. Lehoux, P.S. Galbraith, and M. Castonguay. 2014. Effect of environmental variability on the Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus L.) stock dynamics in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Res. Doc. 2014/092.

 

Cairns, D.K., G. Chaput, L.A. Poirier, M. Castonguay, A. Mathers, R. Bradford, T. Pratt, G. Verreault, K. Clarke, and G. Veinott. 2014. Recovery Potential Assessment for the American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) for eastern Canada: life history, distribution, status indicators, and demographic parameters. DFO Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Res. Doc. 2013/134.