Our Team

Management and Administration
Director


Paul Winger, Ph.D.
Director
Telephone: 709-778-0430

Kelly Moret Assistant Director


Kelly Moret
Assistant Director
Telephone: 709-778-0425

Claudene Hartery Administrative Secretary


Claudene Hartery
Administrative Secretary
Telephone: 709-778-0521

Research and Technical Personnel
George Legge Facility Supervisor


George Legge
Facility Supervisor
Telephone: 709-778-0508

Harold DeLouche Senior Trawl Designer


Harold DeLouche
Senior Trawl Designer
Telephone: 709-778-0387

Philip Walsh Fishing Gear Technologist


Philip Walsh
Fishing Gear Technologist
Telephone: 709-778-0501

Rennie Sullivan Fisheries Technician


Rennie Sullivan
Fisheries Technician
Telephone: 709-778-0357

Roy Gibbons Instructor, Fishing Masters


Roy Gibbons
Instructor, Fishing Masters
Telephone: 709-778-0576

Scott Grant, Senior Fisheries Biologist


Scott Grant, Ph.D.
Senior Fisheries Biologist
Telephone: 709-778-0598

Tara Perry Net Maker


Tara Perry
Net Maker
Telephone: 709-778-0531

Craig Hollett Electronics Technologist


Craig Hollett
Electronics Technologist
Telephone:  709-778-0629

Brett Favaro, Research Scientist


Brett Favaro, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Telephone:  709-778-0587

Ryan Doody, Electronics Technologist


Ryan Doody
Electronics Technologist
Telephone: 709-778-0321

Gebre Kebede, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow


Gebre Kebede, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Telephone: 709-778-0557

Adjunct Research Scientists
Pingguo He,Professor, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth


Pingguo He, Ph.D.
Professor
School for Marine Science and Technology
UMass Dartmouth

Graduate Students
Michael Hurley M.Sc. - Biology


Michael Hurley
M.Sc. - Biology
Telephone:  709-778-0583
Thesis Title: Investigations into the commercial potential of a Sub-Arctic population of Porcupine crab (Neolithodes grimaldii): establishing information on life-history characteristics key to effective management

Jonathan Bergshoeff M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences


Jonathan Bergshoeff
M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences
Telephone:  709-778-0386
Thesis Title: Developing an optimal removal program for the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in Newfoundland

Nicola Zargarpour M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences


Nicola Zargarpour
M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences
Telephone:  709-778-0401
Thesis Title: To catch a predator: Using underwater video to investigate the impact of invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas) on American lobster (Homarus americanus) catch efficiency

Khanh Nguyen Doctor of Philosophy Candidate


Khanh Nguyen
Ph.D. – Environmental Science
Telephone:  709-778-0630
Thesis Title: Lighten up. Using Low-Powered LED lights to improve the efficiency and selectivity of fishing gear

Phillip Meintzer M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences


Phillip Meintzer
M.Sc. - Ocean Sciences
Telephone: 709-778-0557
Thesis Title: Improving baited pots for Atlantic cod in Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries

Tomás Araya Schmidt M.Sc. – Environmental Science


Tomás Araya Schmidt
Ph.D. – Fisheries Science and Technology
Telephone: 709-778-0384
Thesis Title: TBD

Zhaohai Cheng Ph.D. – Environmental Science


Zhaohai Cheng
Ph.D. – Environmental Science
Telephone: 709-778-0303
Thesis Title: Improving trawl technology for the Newfoundland shrimp industry


Maggie Folkins
M.Sc. – Fisheries Science and Technology
Telephone: 709-778-0553
Thesis Title: Using underwater video to investigate the use of potting gear in the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) fishery.

Jackie Saturno, M.Sc. - Fisheries Science and Technology


Jackie Saturno
M.Sc. - Fisheries Science and Technology
Thesis Title: Investigating the role of fishing gear in the generation of microplastic waste and ingestion by Atlantic cod in Fogo Island, Newfoundland

Past Graduate Students
James Anderson M.Eng.- Computer Engineering


James Anderson
M.Eng.- Computer Engineering
Thesis Title: Stereovision in underwater environments

Gregory Furey M.Sc. - Biology


Gregory Furey
M.Sc. - Biology
Thesis Title: Assessing the prevalence and effects of rhizocephalan parasite Briarosaccus callosus on the Porcupine crab host in the Northwest Atlantic

Jessica Kenney M.Sc. – Biology


Jessica Kenney
M.Sc. – Biology
Thesis Title: Assessing and minimizing fillet discolouration in commercially harvested yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

Anulika Mbakwe M.Sc. - Environmental Science


Anulika Mbakwe
M.Sc. - Environmental Science
Thesis Title: Investigating factors that influence the catchability of northern stone crab (Lithodes maja)

Jenna Munden M.Sc. - Biology


Jenna Munden
M.Sc. - Biology
Thesis Title: Reducing negative ecological impacts of capture fisheries through gear modification

Andrew Murphy M.Sc. - Biology


Andrew Murphy
M.Sc. - Biology
Thesis Title: Evaluation of fishing gears modified to reduce ecological impacts in commercial fisheries

Truong Nguyen Doctor of Philosophy Candidate


Truong Nguyen
Ph.D. – Environmental Science
Thesis Title: Development of Seabed Friendly Bottom Trawls

Emma Posluns M.Sc. – Environmental Science


Emma Posluns
M.Sc. – Environmental Science
Thesis Title: The analysis of temporal and environmental influence on commercial catch rate of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

Taufiqur Rahman Ph.D - Mechanical Engineering


Taufiqur Rahman
Ph.D - Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Title: Design synthesis and prototype implementation of parallel orientation manipulators for optomechatronic applications

Melanie Underwood M.Sc. – Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology


Melanie Underwood
M.Sc. – Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology
Thesis Title: The use of a high definition (HD) underwater camera to observe the behaviour of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) in the mouth of a commercial bottom trawl