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  • Proficient: R, Python, SQL
  • Basic knowledge: HTML, CSS, Git
  • Data visualization inclduing plotly, ggplot2/plotnine, matplotlib


Doctor of Philosophy in Resource, Environment and Sustainability
September 2017 - Present
University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC

  • My thesis research focuses on impacts of fishing gear on ecosystems and economic trade-offs associated with fisheries and their resource use

Data Scientist Stream
DataQuest 2016 - 2017

  • Courses in machine learning, data visualization, and command line

Master of Environmental Studies
September 2013 - June 2015
Dalhousie University; Halifax, NS (GPA 4.2/4.3)

  • My thesis research focused on the environmental sustainability of fisheries’ products used in aquaculture feeds for Norwegian salmon feed and global reduction fisheries

Bachelor of Arts
September 2009 - April 2013
Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario (GPA 3.8/4.0)

  • Bachelor of Arts with an honors double major in Global Development Studies and Biblical Studies.


  • University of British Columbia — September 2019 - Present
    • Master’s of Data Science teaching assistant. Courses: Communication and Argumentation; Regression I.
  • Freelance consultant — January 2017-February 2019
    • Fisheries economics researcher for NGOs on stock risk from overfished resources and consolidation in the BC herring fishery
  • University of British Columbia — October 2015 - July 2017
    • Senior research assistant for the Sea Around Us project. Data cleaning and manipulation, updating and querying SQL database, and web scraping.
  • Dalhousie University — January 2014 - April 2015
    • Teaching assistant (3 courses), research assistant (short-term)


For all publications and citation metrics, see Google Scholar

  1. Coulter, A., Cashion, T., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Popov, S., Tsui, G., Le Manach, F., … & Pauly, D. (2020). Using harmonized historical catch data to infer the expansion of global tuna fisheries. Fisheries Research, 221, 105379.
  2. Andrews, E. J., Harper, S., Cashion, T., Palacios-Abrantes, J., Blythe, J., Daly, J., … & Bennett, N. (2020). Supporting early career researchers: insights from interdisciplinary marine scientists. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
  3. Cashion, T., de la Puente, S., Belhabib, D., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., & Sumaila, U. R. (2018). Establishing company level fishing revenue and profit losses from fisheries: A bottom-up approach. PloS one, 13(11), e0207768.
  4. Cashion, T., Al-Abdulrazzak, D., Belhabib, D., Derrick, B., Divovich, E., Moutopoulos, D. K., … & Pauly, D. (2018). Reconstructing global marine fishing gear use: Catches and landed values by gear type and sector. Fisheries research, 206, 57-64.
  5. Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Cashion, T., Miller, D. D., Tai, T. C., Talloni-Álvarez, N., Weiskel, H. W., & Sumaila, U. R. (2018). Achieving sustainable and equitable fisheries requires nuanced policies not silver bullets. Nature ecology & evolution, 2(9), 1334.
  6. Cashion, T., Glaser, S. M., Persson, L., Roberts, P. M., & Zeller, D. (2018). Fisheries in Somali waters: Reconstruction of domestic and foreign catches for 1950–2015. Marine Policy, 87, 275-283.
  7. Zeller, D., Cashion, T., Palomares, M., & Pauly, D. (2018). Global marine fisheries discards: A synthesis of reconstructed data. Fish and Fisheries, 19(1), 30-39.
  8. Tai, T. C., Cashion, T., Lam, V. W., Swartz, W., & Sumaila, U. R. (2017). Ex-vessel Fish Price Database: Disaggregating Prices for Low-Priced Species from Reduction Fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 363.
  9. Cashion, T., Tyedmers, P., & Parker, R. (2017). Global reduction fisheries and their products in the context of sustainable limits.
  10. Cashion T., Le Manach, F., Zeller, D., Pauly, D. (2017) Most fish destined for fishmeal are food-grade fish. Fish and Fisheries.
  11. Cashion, T., Hornborg, S., Ziegler, F., Hognes, E., & Tyedmers, P. (2016). Review and advancement of the marine biotic resource use metric in LCAs: a case study of Norwegian salmon feed. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(8): 1106-1120.


  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Doctoral Fellowship – 2017 - 2021
  • University of British Columbia 4-Year Fellowship – 2017-2021
  • University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship - 2017
  • Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship- 2014
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship- 2013
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships- 2013
  • Roland Vishnu Award in Global Studies- 2012
  • Doris and Owen Foster Scholarship- 2011
  • Jamie Grant Morden Prize- 2011
  • Dean’s Honour List- 2009-2013
  • Alexander Rutherford Scholarship- 2009
  • Entrance Scholarship of Distinction- 2009