Research Assistant

Vanessa Byrne, MMS

Vanessa Byrne, Research Assistant, Ocean Frontier Institute, in Bonne Bay, Summer 2015

Born and raised in Newfoundland, my inclination to remain near the Ocean and maintain a vested interest in fisheries has led me to graduate with a BSc in Marine Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland in April 2016. I then achieved a Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) from Marine Institute in April 2018. I have lived and worked in Nova Scotia as an Offshore Fisheries Observer on commercial trawling vessels and more recently, in New Brunswick as a Certification Internal Auditor for the aquaculture industry.

Inevitably, the strong pull of Newfoundland has led me back to “the rock”. Fairly new to the Snelgrove Lab, I am working as Paul’s Research Assistant. This includes field work, data collection, and running the laboratory in Paul’s absence - including editing this website!

When I am not working I can be found at the nearest pool hall (yes, I play competitive pocket billiards!), reading, exercising, or when the weather permits (not often enough in Newfoundland), riding my motorcycle. Asking me about my cat is a sure fire way of getting me to talk, not that that's a tough challenge to start with.

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