Jason Jannot , Ph.D.

Jason Jannot , Ph.D.

Branch Manager
Fisheries Data Services Branch


Current IPHC Responsibilities:

  • Directing, monitoring, and evaluating the operation of the Commission's fisheries data programs, including:
    • commercial fisheries port-side data sampling program
    • Pacific halibut fisheries and bycatch data from outside organisations
  • Staffing, developing operational plans and related budgets, ensuring adherence to data collection and storage standards, timely delivery of data, and documentation.


  • Fisheries Data Services Branch Manager, IPHC (2022-present)
  • Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2010-2022)
    • Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (2021-2022)
    • National Seabird Program (2017-2022)
    • Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Endangered Species Work Group (2015-2022)
  • Assistant Professor, Biology Dept., Winthrop University (2009-2010)
  • NSF Postdoctoral Researcher, Illinois State University (2005-2009)


  • PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Purdue University
  • MSc, Biology, Montana State University
  • BSc, Biology from Allegheny College


  • Pons, M, D Ovando, S Andraka, S Brodie, A Domingo, M Fitchett, R Forselledo, M Hall, EL Hazen, JE Jannot, et al. 2022. Trade-offs between bycatch and target catches in static versus dynamic fishery closures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (4) e2114508119 link
  • Jannot, JE, EJ Ward, KA Somers, BE Feist, TP Good, D Lawson, JV Carretta. 2021. Using Bayesian models to estimate humpback whale entanglements in the United States West Coast Sablefish Pot Fishery. Frontiers in Marine Science: Assessment Approaches to Support Bycatch Management for Marine Mammals 8: DOI:10.3389/fmars.2021.775187. link
  • Jannot, JE, R Bjorkland, KA Somers, T Mitchell, VJ Tuttle, J McVeigh. 2021. Elasmobranch bycatch in US West Coast Fisheries. Endangered Species Research link
  • Stock, BC, EJ Ward, T Eguchi, JE Jannot, JT Thorson, BE Feist, BX Semmens. 2020. Comparing predictions of fisheries bycatch using multiple spatiotemporal species distribution frameworks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences link
  • Barnett, LAK, EJ Ward, JE Jannot, AO Shelton. 2019. Dynamic spatial heterogeneity reveals interdependence of marine faunal density and fishery removals. Ecological Indicators link
  • Stock, BC, EJ Ward, JT Thorson, JE Jannot, BX Semmens. 2018. The utility of spatial model-based estimators of unobserved bycatch. ICES Journal of Marine Science link
  • Gladics, AJ, EF Melvin, RM Suryan, TP Good, JE Jannot, TJ Guy. 2017.  Fishery-specific solutions to seabird bycatch in the U.S. West Coast sablefish fishery. Fisheries Research link
  • Thorson, JT, JE Jannot, K Somers. 2016. Using spatio-temporal models of population growth and movement to monitor overlap between human impacts and fish populations. Journal of Applied Ecology link
  • Bjorkland, R, DC Dunn, M McClure, J Jannot, MA Bellman, M Gleason, K Schiffers. 2015.  Spatiotemporal patterns of rockfish bycatch in US west coast groundfish fisheries: opportunities for reducing incidental catch of depleted species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences link
  • Ward, E., JE Jannot, YW Lee, K Ono, AO Shelton, JT Thorson. 2015. Using spatio-temporal species distribution models to identify temporally evolving hotspots of species co-occurrence. Ecological Applications link
  • Jannot, JE and D Holland. 2013. Identifying ecological and fishing drivers of bycatch in a U.S. groundfish fishery. Ecological Applications link
  • Holland, D and JE Jannot. 2012. Bycatch risk pools for the US West Coast Groundfish Fishery. Ecological Economics link.
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