Sean Cox


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Sean is a fisheries scientist interested in applying mathematical, statistical, and technology solutions to fisheries stock assessment and management challenges. He has been an Associate Professor (2009) in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University since 2002 following a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. His academic background includes a B.Sc. Biology/Chemistry(Minor) (University of Massachusetts, Lowell 1993), M.Sc. Oceanography (University of B.C., 1997), and Ph.D. Resource Management and Environmental Studies (U.B.C., 2000).

Sean is currently Director of the Cooperative Resource Management Institute at SFU and co-leads the Fisheries Science and Management Research group with Dr. Andy Cooper. Sean is known within Canada and internationally for his stock assessment modeling expertise and systems design approaches to managing some of North America’s largest and most valuable fisheries including Sable sh, Atlantic Halibut, Paci c Halibut, Pacific Herring, and Pacific Hake. He currently Chairs the Scientific Review Board of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, is the Independent Member of the Pacific Hake Joint Technical Committee, and has served on invited expert review panels for South African Sardine and Hake, Chilean Hoki, Southern Resident Killer Whales, as well as several regional and national Canadian fisheries. He has published over 45 original research articles and technical reports.