Current research and/or projects

Ms. Paul is a marine biologist with 10 years of experience working with a wide variety of fish species from groundfish to small and large pelagics, both in the field and in fisheries stock assessment and research. She has fostered an amicable relationship with many members of the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry and has been successful in developing collaborative relations with international scientists.

Ms. Paul is the Canadian lead for North Atlantic swordfish and other tuna (albacore, bigeye and yellowfin) stock assessments within the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) forum, and also contributes in West Atlantic bluefin tuna assessments. In 2006 she delivered the science advice for these large pelagic species to the Atlantic Large Pelagics Advisory Committee and other Working Groups, and provided scientific advice as a member of the Canadian delegation at the annual ICCAT Commission meeting.

Research and/or project statements

Ms. Paul is a marine biologist with 10 years of experience working with a wide variety of fish species from groundfish to small and large pelagics, both in the field and in fisheries stock assessment and research.   She has fostered an amicable relationship with many members of the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry and has been successful in developing collaborative relations with international scientists.

Professional activities / interests

Ms. Paul is the Canadian lead for North Atlantic swordfish and other tuna (albacore, bigeye and yellowfin) stock assessments within the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) forum, and also contributes in West Atlantic bluefin tuna assessments.  In 2006 she delivered the science advice for these large pelagic species to the Atlantic Large Pelagics Advisory Committee and other Working Groups, and provided scientific advice as a member of the Canadian delegation at the annual ICCAT Commission meeting. 

Education and awards

B.Sc. Biology, Mount Allison University, 1995

Key publications

  1. Paul and others. Annual herring and cod stock assessments and research. CSAS Research Documents (1997-2002).

  2. Paul and others. Stock assessment reports on bluefin tuna and swordfish. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT. (2002, 2006).

  3. Paul and others. National Report of Canada. Int. Comm. Conserv. Atl. Tunas, Rep. for Biennial Period. (2002-present).

  4. Paul, S.D. and J.D. Neilson. 2006. The condition of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and its relationship to prey characteristics in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. J. Fish Biol. (submitted).

  5. Paul, S.D. and J.D. Neilson. 2006. Updated sex- and age-specific CPUE from the Canadian swordfish longline fishery, 1988-2005. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT. SCRS\2006\116.

  6. Neilson, J.D. and S.D. Paul. 2006. Indices of stock status obtained from the bluefin tuna fishery. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT. SCRS\2006\076.

  7. Neilson, J.D., S.D. Paul and S.C. Smith. 2006. Stock structure of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Atlantic: a review of the non-genetic evidence. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT Special Issue (SCRS\2006\025).

  8. Corrigan, S.E., J.D. Neilson and S.D. Paul. 2006. 2006 summary of ongoing Canadian bluefin tuna sampling activities supported by the ICCAT bluefin tuna year program. SCRS\2006\142.

  9. Ortiz, M., J. Mejuto, S. Paul, K. Yokawa, M. Neves and J. J. Hoey. 2006. An Updated Biomass Index of Abundance for North Atlantic Swordfish 1963-2005. ICCAT Coll. Vol. Sci. Paps.

Research facility

Affiliations

  • Aquaculture Technician (1995-1996, Huntsman Marine Science Centre)
  • Herring Technician  (1996-1999, DFO)
  • Cod Assessment Biologist (1999-2002, DFO)