Marine Scotland Science: directory

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Carlos Mesquita 

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

Pronouns: he/him/his

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

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
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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