Peter SheltonbackResearcher Profile

Peter Shelton

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.

Mailing address:
Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, PO Box 5667, St John's, Newfoundland A0A 3K0

shelton@DFO-MPO.GC.CA OR

Recent Publications:

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.