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Research Interests:

My research group, the Fisheries Ecosystem and Advanced Survey Technologies (FEAST), focuses on the sustainable management of marine resources, particularly fish, with other interests in marine ecology. 

Our specific research interests are as follows:

  • Determining the abundance and distribution of fish and other marine fauna, and improving the accuracy and precision of the associated methods
  • Marine ecosystem modelling
  • Effective sustainable management of marine resources
  • The biology and ecology of commercially exploited fish and other marine fauna

Specific areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Fisheries acoustics (the use of echosounders and other sonar equipment for studying marine life)
  • Advances in technology for sampling of marine life (video, net, passive & active acoustics)
  • Fish stock assessment
  • Sampling (survey) statistics, particularly geostatistics
  • Ecosystem modelling

The world's fishery resources provide a rich and healthy food source, economic benefits (income generation and employment in rural areas) and cultural value.  It is important to study these resources and the ecosystems they inhabit, to ensure that they are managed sustainably - something that we will all benefit from in the future.

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Research Output 1997 2020

Changing fish distributions challenge the effective management of European fisheries

Baudron, A. R., Brunel, T., Blanchet, M-A., Hidalgo, M., Chust, G., Brown, E., Kleisner, K. M., Millar, C., MacKenzie, B. R., Nikolioudakis, N., Fernandes, J. & Fernandes, P., 23 Jan 2020, In : Ecography. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Common Fisheries Policy

Fish distributions reveal discrepancies between zonal attachment and quota allocations

Fernandes, P. G. & Fallon, N. G., 27 Jan 2020, In : Conservation Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Can the Common Fisheries Policy achieve Good Environmental Status in exploited ecosystems: the west of Scotland demersal fisheries example

Baudron, A. R., Serpetti, N., Fallon, N. G., Heymans, J. J. & Fernandes, P. G., Mar 2019, In : Fisheries Research. 211, p. 217-230 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
demersal fishery
Common Fisheries Policy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogenetic deepening of Northeast Atlantic fish stocks is not driven by fishing exploitation

Baudron, A. R., Pecl, G., Gardner, C., Fernandes, P. G. & Audzijonyte, A., 2019, In : PNAS. 116, 7, p. 2390-2392 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecological phenomena
deep water
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Participatory planning and decision support for ecosystem based fisheries management of the west coast of Scotland

Nielsen, K. N., Baudron, A. R., Fallon, N. G., Fernandes, P. G., Rahikainen, M. & Aschan, M., Mar 2019, In : Fisheries Research. 211, p. 59-68 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fishery management
fisheries management

Press / Media

Fact Check: is 80% of UK fish given away to the rest of Europe?

Paul George Fernandes


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'