Dr. Rideout's research concentrates on various aspects of the reproductive biology of marine groundfish in order to better understand the reproductive potential of wild fish species as well as present and potential aquaculture species. He received his B.Sc. (1997) and M.Sc. (1999) in biology from Memorial University and recently completed his Ph.D. (2004) at the University of New Brunswick. His Ph.D. research focussed on seasonal changes in gamete and larval quality for haddock, a serial spawning gadid. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Fisheries Conservation Group of Memorial University . Dr. Rideout was the first to demonstrate that large numbers of Atlantic cod in certain areas may not spawn on an annual basis. His current research is directed at determining the cause of non-annual spawning in cod, as well as examining temporal patterns in the number of adult cod that do not spawn annually and the consequences for population reproductive potential and recruitment. He is a member of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Working Group on Reproductive Potential
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Fisheries Conservation Group, Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's , NL, Canada