Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS)

Science advisory schedule, policies and directives, national and regional contact information.

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We are currently reviewing all upcoming scheduled CSAS science peer review meetings. We ask for your patience while we work to determine alternative mechanisms to provide timely peer-reviewed science advice or to re-schedule peer review meetings. Please refer back here for further updates.

Services and information

About CSAS

The Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) coordinates the scientific peer review and science advice for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Science advisory schedule

This searchable online tool provides details on past advisory processes and upcoming reviews.

Policies and guidelines

CSAS directives on publication distribution, consensus, peer reviews, translation and more.

Contact CSAS and the Centres for Science Advice

Phone numbers and email and mailing addresses for national headquarters and regional offices.

What we are doing


Science Advisory Report 2020/014

Science Advisory Report 2020/014

Assessment of snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (Areas 12, 19, 12E and 12F) to 2019 and advice for the 2020 fishery.

Science Advisory Report 2020/012

Science Advisory Report 2020/012

Recovery Potential Assessment for Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) – Nine Designatable Units – Part 1: Probability of Achieving Recovery Targets.

Science Advisory Report 2020/007

Science Advisory Report 2020/007

Review of Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida) bycatch in Canadian Arctic Shrimp Fisheries.

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