Sean MacConnachie

Section Head

Section head for Aquatic Ecosystem and Marine Mammal Science. I provide managment support for the marine mammal research group, the implementation of different elements of the Ocean Protection Program and science activities under the species at risk program.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Basic biology and habitat use patterns for Cowichan Lamprey (Entosphenus macrostomus).

Basic biology and distribution patterns of Morrisn Creek Lamprey (Lampetra richardsoni var marifuga)

Annual census at index sites for Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (Gonida angulata)

Education and awards

BSc, University of Victoria, 1996

ADGISA, Vancouver Island University 2009

Key publications

Wade, J., and MacConnachie, S. 2014. Summary of Morrison Creek Lamprey (Lampetra richardsoni variety marifuga) trapping studies 2011-2014. Can. Manuscr. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3047: iv + 14p.

 

DFO. 2013. Proceedings of the Regional Peer Review Meeting on information in the support of  critical habitat identification for Cultus Pygmy Sculpin (Cottus aleuticus). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2012/056.

 

DFO. 2013. Proceedings of the Review of Recovery Potential Assessment for the Umatilla Dace (Rhinichtys Umatilla); March 14, 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2012/049.

 

DFO. 2012. Proceedings of the Regional Advisory Process on the Pre-COSEWIC assessment of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); March 1, 2012. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2012/044.

 

DFO. 2012. Proceedings of the Regional Peer Review Meeting for the Pacific Sardine 2011  seasonal biomass and migration in British Columbia and harvest advice for 2012; January 10, 2012. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2012/009.

 

DFO. 2012. Proceedings of the Centre for Science Advice, Pacific Region - Review of Recovery Potential Assessment – Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (Gonidea Angulata) in British Columbia; February 25, 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2011/072.

 

DFO. 2012. Proceedings of the Centre for Science Advise, Pacific Region. Assessment of Pacific sardine in British Columbia waters, with an emphasis on seasonal abundance and migration estimates. January 18, 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2011/061.

 

DFO. 2012. Recommendations for Cultus Pygmy Sculpin Critical Habitat. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2011/074.

 

DFO 2012. Pacific sardine 2011 seasonal biomass and migration in British Columbia and harvest advice for 2012. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2012/026.

 

Stanton, L., Lauzier, r., MacConnachie, S., Nield, L. Pollard, S. , Heron, J., and Davies, S. 2012 Exploratory surveys and directed studies of  Rocky Mountain ridged mussel n(Gonida angulate Lea, 1839) in British Columbia. Can. Manuscr. Rep. Fish Aquat. Sci 3003: viii + 63 p.

Finney, J.L., Norgard, T.C., Boutillier, P.D.G., MacConnachie, S.E.M., and Gillespie, G.E. 2012 Field verification of historic records of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864) in British Columbia – 2010 and 2011. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3011: vii + 91 p.

 

MacConnachie, Sean.  An Updated on survey findings and research efforts on Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) in Canada. 104th Annual meeting: National Shellfisheries Association. Seattle Washington, March 25-29, 2012.

 

DFO. 2011. Recovery Potential Assessment for Rocky Mountain ridged mussel (Gonidea angulata) in British Columbia. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2011/053.

 

DFO. 2011. Evaluation of Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax) stock assessment and harvest guidelines in British Columbia. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2011/016.

 

Macdonald, J.S., and MacConnachie, S. 2011. An analysis of ten years of intertidal monitoring: Evaluating the biophysical data collected by the Saanich Inlet Shorekeepers program. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2957: xi + 42 p.

 

Stanton, L.M., Norgard, T.C., MacConnachie, S.E.M., and Gillespie, G.E. 2011. Field verification of historic records of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864) in British Columbia – 2009. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2940: vi + 115 p.

 

Flostrand, L., Schweigert, J., Detering, Boldt, J. and MacConnachie, S. 2011. Evaluation of Pacific  sardine (Sardinops sagax) stock assessment and harvest guidelines in British Columbia. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/096. x + 37 p.

 

DFO. 2010. Rationale for index site selection for Olympia Oysters (Ostrea luridea Carpenter 1864) in British Columbia. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2010/053.

 

DFO. 2009. Management Plan for the Olympia oyster (Ostrea conchaphila) in Canada. Species at Risk Act Management Plan Series. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa. v + 31 p.

 

MacConnachie, S., Hillier, J., and Butterfield, S. 2007. Marine use analysis of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2677: viii + 188 p.