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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

  • 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. G., Apr 2020, In : Ecography. 43, 4, p. 494-505 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Fish distributions reveal discrepancies between zonal attachment and quota allocations

    Fernandes, P. G. & Fallon, N. G., 1 May 2020, In : Conservation Letters. 13, 3, 6 p., 12702.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    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'