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Jason Jannot

Jason Jannot, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist
Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division
Fisheries Observation Science Program
Fisheries Bycatch, Protected Species
Office: (206) 302-1755

Jason Jannot, Ph.D.

Research Fish Biologist


Jason received his B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College. Prior to graduate school, Jason served as a groundfish observer in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska on multiple boats. Jason received his M.S. in Biology from Montana State University, and Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior from Purdue University. During his time as a field biologist, Jason studied fish and invertebrates in multiple types of aquatic habitats including, streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Jason was a faculty member of the Biology Department at Winthrop University before joining the NWFSC in 2010.

Current Research

Jason works on a variety of topics related to analysis of data collected by the West Coast Groundfish Observer Program including groundfish stock assessments, Pacific halibut bycatch, and marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle bycatch, as well as observer and EM sampling design. He leads annual reporting of Pacific halibut bycatch and develops regular reports on seabird and marine mammal bycatch in groundfish fisheries on the U.S. West Coast. Jason collaborates with NOAA West Coast Region to lead the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Endangered Species Act Workgroup covering groundfish fisheries and helps lead and coordinate reporting on ESA listed short-tailed albatross, humpback whale, and leatherback sea turtle bycatch for the ESA Workgroup. Recent research includes developing spatially-explicit models of fisheries bycatch and examining the impact of IFQ management on elasmobranch bycatch in groundfish fisheries.