Gavin Fay

Assistant Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography



School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 228


2000University of StirlingB.Sc.
2004University of WashingtonM.S.
2012University of WashingtonPh.D




Research interests

  • Developing interdisciplinary modeling approaches to extend the scope of applications for fisheries
  • Ecosystem assessment methods
  • Testing the performance of decision support tools for living marine resource management


Research Activities

  • Management strategy evaluation to test the performance of ecosystem-based fisheries management strategies in the Northeast US
  • Assessing economic effects of fishing scenarios through ecological-economic model coupling
  • Evaluating ecosystem consequences of ocean acidification

Select publications

Little, L.R., J. Parslow, G. Fay, A.D.M. Smith, R.Q. Grafton, A.E. Punt, and G.N. Tuck (2014).
Environmental derivatives, risk analysis and conservation management
Conservation Letters, 7, 196-207.

Fay, G., S.I. Large, J.S. Link, and R.J. Gamble (2013).
Testing systemic fishing responses with ecosystem indicators
Ecological Modelling, 265, 45-55.

Large, S.I., G. Fay, K. Friedland, and J.S. Link (2013).
Defining trends and thresholds in responses of ecological indicators to fishing and environmental pressures
ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70, 755-767.

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