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Fisheries Consulting

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Cutting Edge Science

We are a specialized consulting firm producing cutting-edge quantitative solutions to hard ocean science problems.

An overview of our core areas of expertise:

Management Strategy Evaluation Software

Development of openMSE: an open-source software framework (including DLMtool, SAMtool, and MSEtool) designed to make MSE accessible for all fisheries

Management Strategy Evaluation Applications

Applying our MSE framework to evaluate the performance of management procedures for fisheries ranging from high-seas tuna stocks to nearshore invertebrates

Management Procedures

Design, development, and testing of custom management procedures (also known as harvest strategies)

Statistical Analysis

Statistical analysis of environmental data, presentation of scientific results and development of bespoke population dynamics models

Interactive Apps

Development of web applications and fishery dashboards using the R Shiny framework

Stock Assessment

Development and application of stock assessment methods for data-limited and data-rich fisheries

Training Courses

We offer customized training courses in MSE concepts and application, stock assessment, advanced R programming and more. Contact us to discuss designing a training course that is tailored to the needs of your organization

Reproducible Science

We pride ourselves with delivering transparent and reproducible scientific solutions to real world problems

our projects

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RPC

RPC

Reference Point Calculator

North Atlantic Swordfish

North Atlantic Swordfish

ICCAT North Atlantic Swordfish

MERA

MERA

Methods Evaluation and Risk Assessment

FPAT

FPAT

Fisheries Performance Assessment Toolkit

Slick

Slick

Decision analysis tool for interpreting MSE output

4VWX Herring

4VWX Herring

SW Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy Herring

S-SES Model

S-SES Model

Small Lakes S-SES Model

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

ICCAT Atlantic Bluefin Tuna MSE

Custom Solutions

Contact us to develop a custom solution to your ocean science problem

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Our Team

Tom Carruthers

Tom Carruthers

CEO

Robyn Carruthers

Robyn Carruthers

CFO

Adrian Hordyk

Adrian Hordyk

CTO

Quang Huynh

Quang Huynh

Senior Scientist

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Contact Details

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how Blue Matter can assist you with your problem. We are always happy to chat!

2150 Bridgman Ave, North Vancouver, V7P 2T9, Canada
Phone: +1 604-805-6627
Email: office@bluematterscience.com