John Hoenig, Ph.D.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William and Mary, Virginia, U.S.A.
John Hoenig is an internationally respected fishery statistician who specializes in developing mathematical approaches to studying what is happening to fish and shellfish populations.
He has published 95 papers in the primary scientific literature with topics ranging from small pelagic fishes in Canada, to large sharks in the tropics, to rock lobsters in Australia.He is currently finishing a book on estimating population parameters like mortality rates from studies in which animals are marked with “tags,” released and recaptured. His consulting work has taken him to five continents.
For the last 10 years he has been on the faculty of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), a graduate school of the College of William and Mary. Hoenig received his doctorate in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Before coming to VIMS, he was head of the Centre of Disciplinary Expertise for Resource Assessment and Survey Methodology in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Newfoundland, Canada, for eight years. He works on assessing the status of striped bass, blue crabs, tautog, sea scallops, skates and queen conch stocks, among others.
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