Staff

Staff
Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams
Fisheries Acoustic Data Analyst

Gordon Adams hails from a fishing family on Fogo Island and has firsthand industry experience. He received his history and English undergraduate degrees while he fished. His fishing interests led him to the master of marine studies in fisheries resource management at the Marine Institute.

After several years working overseas, Gordon returned to the Marine Institute as a fisheries acoustic data analyst with CFER. He is currently analyzing data from Celtic Explorer's transits across the Atlantic and the overwintering cod survey CFER did last winter.

Kiley Best

Kiley Best
Fisheries Biologist

Kiley Best is a fisheries biologist with CFER. She holds a bachelor of science in biology from Memorial University and an advanced diploma in sustainable aquaculture from the Marine Institute.

Kiley is currently working on a master of science in aquaculture from Memorial University in the area of aquatic invasive species - specifically, green crab reproductive biology and mussel aquaculture implications for the newly established green crab population in Placentia Bay.

She is the resident aquatic invasive species expert and joins CFER from the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development where she worked as an aquaculture field technologist.

Kiley is currently on secondment at the Bonne Bay Marine Station.

Marsha Clarke
Research Technologist

Marsha Clarke is a Research Technologist with the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research. She holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Dalhousie University, with a major in Aquaculture. She completed her Master of Science in Aquaculture at Memorial University in 2008, where she studied cod eggs and larval nutrition at the Ocean Sciences Centre.

Since graduating, she has been working as a research technologist – working first at DFO from 2008 - 2010, and having now been with the Marine Institute since 2011, spending her first 8 years working in the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development before moving to CFER.

Marsha has worked on a variety of projects with the aquaculture industry, the bulk of it being in the blue mussel sector. She has also worked on many projects focused on seafood processing and waste bioprocessing, and as well has provided technical training to seaweed farmers in South Sulawesi, Indonesia with MI International. Since 2019, she has been working as a lead technologist on coastal restoration efforts in Placentia Bay, focusing primarily on the green crab mitigation and eelgrass restoration.

Martin Dahl
Fisheries Technologist

Martin Dahl is a fisheries technologist with CFER. Martin completed a Master’s degree in biology at the University of Tromsø (UiT), Norway, in 2013. He was a Chief Research Technician with IMR and Tromsø University Museum in Norway as well as a Laboratory Technician at Akvaplan-Niva. He has extensive experience working both in the field/at sea and in laboratories, several years of experience working with marine and terrestrial organisms, and statistical analysis.

Susan Fudge

Susan Fudge
Fisheries Biologist

Susan Fudge is a fisheries biologist with CFER. She holds a bachelor of science in marine biology and a master of science in fisheries science from Memorial University. Her graduate research on cod reproduction focused on temporal and spatial variations in fecundity (reproductive output) and the use of active and passive acoustics in studying spawning behaviour.

Prior to joining CFER, Susan was a fisheries conservation advisor with World Wildlife Fund Canada. Susan's interests span from fisheries science to marine conservation policy and everything in between.

Wade Hiscock

Wade Hiscock
Fisheries Biologist

Wade Hiscock has been working fulltime with the Marine Institute for the past 15 years. Initially Wade was a research assistant with the fisheries conservation chair, and later a fisheries biologist at the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources focusing on fisheries research and resource assessment of several marine species.

Currently Wade works as a fisheries biologist with CFER focusing on fisheries acoustics. He has a bachelor of science in fisheries biology from the University of Guelph and a master of science in biology from Memorial University.

Wade's graduate thesis involved cod enhancement research.

Adam Templeton

Adam Templeton
Fisheries Technologist

Adam Templeton is a fisheries technologist with CFER. He holds a diploma in marine environmental technology from the Marine Institute and will be completing his bachelor’s degree in technology in 2019 from Memorial University. Before starting at CFER his work experience included the offshore oil industry as a field manager / marine technician for an oceanographic company for 8 years, as well as the commercial fishing industry.

In this roll, Adam participates in the development and delivery of research initiatives in areas related to fisheries science and ocean technology as part of ongoing CFER & CTec research, as part of the Ocean Frontier Institute and the recently announced Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping. Specific duties include calibration, design and deployment of moorings, operation & maintenance of technical equipment, including biological, underwater acoustic and oceanographic sampling equipment. Other responsibilities include data compilation and analysis, technical and field support for Research Scientists, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. As well as involved in working from, including transportation and operation of coastal support boats as well as occasional shipboard operations.