I am the manager for the Gulf Region Oceans Division. I am responsible for the coordination and delivery of our government's mandate in the Region in terms of Oceans Management. Currently, focus is on Marine Conservation Targets delivered in the Region by existing and new Fisheries Management Closures as well as the exploration of potential new Areas of Interests for designation as new Marine Protected Areas. We have one Marine Protected Area in the Region located in Basin Head PEI. Development a marine protected areas network plan for the Gulf of St. Lawrence in collaboration with Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador Region.
Current research and/or projects
Basin Head Marine Protected Area Management
Gulf of St. Lawrence and Estuary Integrated Managment
Marine Conservation Targets - Other Area Based Conservation Measures, Marine Protected Area Network Planning, Identification of New Areas of Interest.
Education and awards
Specialization in Coastal Geomorphology
Masters in Environmental Studies
2015 recipient of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Excellence Award
International experience and/or work
Fisheries and Oceans Canada delegation member at the 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature Conference in Hawaii.