CSEB Research Webinar on March 24, 2022: The State of Canada’s Fisheries: Status of Data-poor Stocks

Presented by: Rebecca Schijns, Oceana Canada


The status of a third of Canada’s fisheries are uncertain, which limits policy actions and informed management necessary to sustain healthy populations. Oceana Canada has conducted new assessments using a data-limited tool to estimate the status of “Uncertain” fisheries to help Canada’s progress towards rebuilding fisheries and sustaining marine biodiversity.

Rebecca Schijns is a Canadian marine fisheries scientist with a B.Sc. in Biology from Queens University and M.Sc. degree in Oceans and Fisheries from the University of British Columbia, where she worked with the Sea Around Us initiative to reconstruct historical catches and analyze global marine fishing impacts. She has produced research articles on northern cod and shifting fisheries baselines and is fluent in data-limited stock assessment methodology. Based in Vancouver, she provides research on fisheries and marine conservation issues to inform and support the goals of Oceana Canada’s campaigns. 

This webinar begins at 10am Pacific/ 12 noon Central/ 2pm Atlantic Time. For more information and to register for this webinar, please follow this link.

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