Stacey Paul

Network Biologist


Stacey Paul

Stacey Paul is a fisheries biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the St. Andrews Biological Station. Prior to joining the Canadian Fisheries Research Network she spent 15 years as a stock assessment biologist, gaining extensive experience both in the field and lab. She started her career working on Atlantic herring and groundfish stocks, but has spent the last decade working in Canada’s large pelagic fisheries. In addition to contributing to bluefin tuna stock assessments and research, Stacey was the Canadian lead for North Atlantic swordfish within the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) forum.


During her time working in fisheries Stacey enjoyed working closely with members of the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada and is pleased to be able to continue that aspect of her work as part of the CFRN. Stacey is particularly interested in the topics of energy use in Canadian fisheries, and exploring ways of incorporating enhanced fisheries knowledge in sustainable fisheries management.


Selected publications include:


  • Paul, S.D., A. Hanke, S.C. Smith, and J.D. Neilson. 2010. An Examination of Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Encounters in the Canadian Swordfish and Tuna Longline Fishery. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2010/088: vi + 32 p.
  • Paul, S.D., A. Hanke, A.S.M. Vanderlaan, D. Busawon and J.D. Neilson. 2010. Indices of Stock Status from the 2009 Canadian Bluefin Tuna Fishery. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 66(3): 1170-1203 (2011).
  • Paul, S.D. and J.D. Neilson. 2010. Updated sex- and age-specific CPUE from the Canadian Swordfish Longline Fishery, 1988-2008. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 65(1): 208-228 (2010).
  • Ortiz, M., J. Mejuto, S.D. Paul, K. Yokawa, M. Neves and M. Idrissi. 2010. An Updated Biomass Index of Abundance for North Atlantic Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), for the period 1963-2008. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 65(1): 171-184 (2010).
  • Neilson, J.D., S. Smith, F. Royer, S.D. Paul, J.M. Porter and M. Lutcavage. 2009. Investigations of Horizontal Movements of Atlantic Swordfish Using Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags. Tagging and Tracking of Marine Animals with Electronic Devices, Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries 9, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-9640-2 9.
  • Neilson, J.D., S.D. Paul and S.C. Smith. 2007. Stock Structure of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Atlantic: A Review of the Non-genetic Evidence. Coll. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 61(25-60).