Job Title: Research Scientist - Section Head, Gadoids
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Pretoria, South Africa
Public School attended: Wynberg Boy's Junior School
High School attended: Wynberg Boy's High School
Further Education: Univeristy of Cape Town (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland (surrounding seas), Northwest Atlantic
Brief synopsis of current research:
Population dynamics models of cod. Analysis of survey and commerical catch data on northern cod to determine population size, body growth rates, mortality rates and recruitment rates. Development of a precautionary framework for providing scientific advice on the management of cod stocks.
Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, PO Box 5667, St John's, Newfoundland A0A 3K0
Shelton, P.A., W.G. Warren, G.B. Stenson and J.W. Lawson. 1997. Quantifying some of the major sources of uncertainty associated with estimates of harp seal pey consumption. Part II: Uncertainty in consumption, estimates associated with population size, residency, energy requirements and diet. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 22:303-315.
Shelton, P.A. 1998. A comparison between a fixed and variable fishing mortality control rule used to manage the cod stock of southern Labrador and the east coast of Newfoundland. Fish. Res. 37:275-286.
Shelton, PA and B.P. Healey. 1999. Should depensation be dismissed as a possible explanation for the lack of recovery of the northern cod (Gadus morhua) stock? Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56:1521-1524.
Shelton, P.A., G.R. Lilly and E. Colbourne, E. 1999. Patterns in the annual weight increments for 2J+3KL cod and possible prediction for stock projection. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 25.