FSRS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, has an office of full-time staff, seasonal technicians hired and two volunteer committees to help our mission of supporting sustainable fisheries in Atlantic Canada. Our current President is Ken Snow, and our Board of Directors currently has 14 members.
Shannon Scott Tibbetts first became aware of the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society after completing her BSc in Aquaculture from the NSAC in 1998. She began on a volunteer basis and welcomed the opportunity to join the team once a position became available. She began her career with the FSRS as a lab technician working on the 4VsW Sentinel Project in 1998 and has gradually gained more responsibility until reaching her current position as the Director of Operations. She has a background in biology with a BSc in Biology from Dalhousie University (1993), and a keen interest in science and marine science in particular. Shannon is a full time mother of two growing boys and enjoys spending time outdoors with them and her husband; an animal nutritionist. Contact Shannon here.
Jade Petritchenko joined the FSRS as a Research Assistant in 2019. Having worked in lobster biology since 2013, she felt at home in the fisheries science related role, and advanced to the role of Senior Research Assistant. Jade earned a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Marine Biology and a minor in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her focus was invertebrates, with an honours research project concerning reproduction in thyasirid bivalves. She has also worked with scallops, snow crab, mackerel and jonah crab. Jade is passionate about baking, knitting, and rescuing exotic pets. Contact Jade here.
Angelica Whiteway is the newly recruited Fisheries Technician who joined the team this October. She is a graduate from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science, having studied Biology and Political Science. She has a passion for marine life and contributing to sustainable research in oceans and fisheries management. She has had research experience with the Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance, the Mi’kmaw Conservation Group and Ducks Unlimited. These experiences all had a wetland focus so now she is living her marine biology dream! She also loves to rock climb, surf, bike ride, read, hike, take photos, and take care of her house plants. Contact Angelica here.
Drew Jardine – Communications Assistant
Sarah Thompson – Biologist
Julian Greer – Fisheries Technician