Mr. Kulka received his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Guelph in 1973 and his M.Sc. degree, research dealing with the biology of euphausids. He joined Fisheries & Oceans in 1978 and now leads commercial sampling programs with additional assessment and research responsibilities. Specialty areas include GIS fishery applications and Elasmobranch research. He has been a member of the DFO Benthic Habitat WG investigating the impacts of mobile bottom fishing gears on seabed habitat. In conjunction with this group, he has mapped key species on the Grand Banks in relation to hydrocarbon discovery areas and exploratory tracts and is mapping the effort distribution of trawl gear for the past 20 years, Atlantic and Pacific.
Key Words: GIs, fisheries, fishing gear impacts, mapping, benthic habitat
For more information, please email David Kulka or contact him at the following address.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Science, Oceans and Environment
PO Box 5667
St. John's, Newfoundland
Phone: (709) 772-2064
Cellular: (709) 687-2658
Fax: (709) 772-5469