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Dr. Edward A. Trippel (Marine Biologist)

Dr. Trippel is a Research Scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the St. Andrews Biological Station. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Toronto in 1980 and 1984, respectively and received his Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in 1989. He conducted his post-doctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Constance, Germany. On first joining the Department in 1990, he was involved in groundfish stock assessments in the Marine Fish Division and conducted research on the reproductive biology of fish stocks that assisted in the development of conservative biological reference points. As Chair of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Working Group on Reproductive Potential he has guided an international effort on this subject since 1998. He has led the Aquaculture Biotechnology Program of the Aquaculture Division since 1999 working closely with industry towards the development of selective breeding programs and alternative mating systems for haddock aquaculture that involves assessment of inbreeding potential, genetic diversity and growth performance. He is a member of the ICES Working Group on Marine Fish Culture.

His research on conservation and protection of harbour porpoise in the Bay of Fundy, as part of the Department's Species at Risk Program, has led to exciting discoveries of reducing the incidental mortalities of harbour porpoise in acoustically reflective gillnets. He is a member of the U.S. Marine Mammal Atlantic Scientific Review Group. As Adjunct Professor of the University of New Brunswick he maintains an active research program in a variety of research areas with students and academic colleagues.

Key words: fish reproduction, aquaculture, biotechnology, broodstock management, haddock, Atlantic cod, species at risk, harbour porpoise

For further information, please email Ed Trippel or contact him at the address below:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
St. Andrews Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Road
St. Andrews, New Brunswick,
Canada, E5B 2L9

Office: (506) 529-8854
Fax: (506) 529-5862

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