Robert L. Stephenson

Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and University of New Brunswick

Dr. Robert Stephenson is a Research Scientist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (St. Andrews Biological Station, since 1984), and Visiting Research Professor at the University of New Brunswick (since 2010). From 2010-2016 he was Principal Investigator of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network that linked academics, industry and government in collaborative fisheries research across Canada. Since 2017 he has been a seasonal visiting scientist at CSIRO and Centre for Marine Socioecology in Hobart, Australia. Stephenson has worked extensively on the ecology, assessment, and management of Atlantic herring, and more broadly on issues related to fisheries resource evaluation, Ecosystem-Based Management, and Fisheries Management Science. Current research interests include development of integrated coastal management, mplementation of the ecosystem approach (particularly in fisheries and aquaculture), and development of policies, strategies, and governance for full-spectrum sustainability of marine activities including the integration of ecological, economic, social/cultural and institutional aspects of management.