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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Basking Shark (Pacific population) in Canada

Biographical Summary of Report Writers

Dr. Scott Wallace is an independent fisheries scientist (Ph.D. UBC Fisheries Centre) and operates a consulting firm, Blue Planet Research and Education, on Vancouver Island, BC. His interests are best management practices and the sustainability of Pacific fisheries. Dr. Steven Campana is a DFO Senior Scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia where he studies Canada’s Atlantic sharks. Dr. Gordon (Sandy) McFarlane is a DFO scientist at the Pacific Biological Station, BC where he studies the biology and distribution of sharks and skates. Dr. Jacquelynne King is a DFO scientist at the Pacific Biological Station, BC where she studies age and growth parameters for big and longnose skates, ageing methodology for sixgill sharks, and distribution and migration of spiny dogfish.