Our Researchers

Dr. Shannon Bayse
Research Scientist
(709) 778-0386
Research Areas:
Fishing Gear, Fish Behavior, Conservation Engineering, Fish Physiology, Bycatch Reduction

Dr. Shannon Bayse’s research focuses on understanding how intrinsic (condition, motivation) and extrinsic (temperature) factors affect fish behavior. Often this work focuses on fish swimming, how temperature affects fish behavior and physiology, and frequently this work is applied to improve the selectivity of fishing gears. His research includes laboratory studies that measure fish swimming capacity and energetics in swimming tubes, and offshore work testing new fishing gears on commercial vessels.

Prior to his position within the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, Shannon was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and US Geological Survey. He holds a PhD in Marine Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Dr. Bayse is currently supervising students in the MSc and PhD program. To inquire on future opportunities, you may contact Dr. Bayse directly.

Significant Publications:

Bayse, S.M., A.M. Regish, S.D. McCormick, 2018. Proximate composition, lipid utilization and validation
of a non-lethal method to determine lipid content in migrating American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Journal of Fish Biology, 92: 1832-1848. doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13624

Bayse, S.M., P. He, 2017. Technical conservation measures in New England small-mesh trawl fisheries:
Current status and future prospects. Ocean & Coastal Management, 135: 93-102. doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.11.009

Bayse, S.M., M.V. Pol, M. Walsh, A. Walsh, T. Bendiksen, P. He, 2017. Design and test of a grid to reduce bycatch in the longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) trawl fishery. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 33: 898-906. doi: 10.1111/jai.13381

Bayse, S.M., H. Polet, 2017. Increasing mesh size in the extension of a beam trawl. In: Selectivity in Trawl Fishing Gears. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science, 8. Ed. by F. G. O’Neill and K.
Mutch. Marine Scotland, Edinburgh.

Bayse, S.M., B. Herrmann, H. Lenoir, J. Depestele, H. Polet, E. Vanderperren, B. Verschueren, 2016. Could a T90 mesh codend improve selectivity in the Belgian beam trawl fishery? Fisheries Research, 174: 201-209. doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.10.012

Bayse, S.M., M.V. Pol, P. He. 2016. Fish and squid behaviour at the mouth of a drop-chain trawl: factors contributing to capture or escape. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73 (6): 1545-1556. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw007

Bayse, S.M., C.B. Rillahan, N.F. Jones, V. Balzano, P. He, 2016. Evaluating a large-mesh belly window to reduce bycatch in silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) trawls. Fisheries Research, 174: 1-9. doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.08.022