Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme
Stock Assessment and Modelling Group
Inshore Population Modeller
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK
Details of specialism
I am a fisheries scientist with research experience (including overseas collaboration) in statistical analysis and modelling of fishery data and have participated in a number of ICES working groups. I have worked on a wide range of shellfish and fish species performing stock assessments and survey analysis. My current research is focused on population dynamics, biology and assessment of important crustacean fisheries in Scotland.
Main policy links
- fish and shellfish scientific advice to the Scottish Government
- member of ICES working groups
External committees and responsibilities
- chair of the ICES Working Group on the Biology and Life History of Crabs
- member of the ICES Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Stocks in the North Sea and Skagerrak
- Aberdeen University – visiting lecturer
Papers of relevance
Mesquita, C, Dobby, H, Sweeting, S, Jones, CS and Pierce, GJ (2020) Size-at-maturity of Brown Crab (Cancer pagurus) in Scottish waters based on gonadal and morphometric traits. Fisheries Research 229, 105610.
Mesquita, C, Dobby, H, Pierce, GJ, Jones, CS and Fernandes, PG (2020) Abundance and spatial distribution of brown crab (Cancer pagurus) from ﬁshery-independent dredge and trawl surveys in the North Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsaa105.
Marine Scotland Science
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
+44 (0)131 244 2500