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Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS)

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

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Peer-review at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Learn about DFO peer-reviewed science.

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.

Registry for External Science Experts – Register now

Database of science experts interested in participating in the CSAS peer-review process.

What we are doing


Advisory publications are the results of the scientific review process. Materials that support the peer-review process are made available publicly in their final form and are posted in the CSAS Publications section of this website.

All related publications


Science Advisory Report 2023/003

Science Advisory Report 2023/003

Recommendations on the Design of a Multispecies Benthic Marine Invertebrate Dive Survey Program for Stock Monitoring.

Science Advisory Report 2023/005

Science Advisory Report 2023/005

Updated Recovery Potential Assessment of Lake Chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta) in Canada, 2011–2020.

Science Advisory Report 2023/016

Science Advisory Report 2023/016

California Sea Lion Abundance Estimation in Canada, 2020–21.

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