Andre Boustany

Ph.D., Zoology

2011-2013 Senior Research Fellow (Duke University)

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Andre Boustany is a research scientist at Duke University where he studies pelagic fish and fisheries with a focus on reducing bycatch and improving fishing efficiency. In addition to his research, Boustany also teaches classes in marine conservation and fisheries ecology and serves as a member of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel and the US ICCAT Advisory Committee, advising NOAA on domestic and international management of pelagic fishes in the Atlantic Ocean.


Merrie A., Dunn D.C., Metian M., Boustany A.M., Takei Y., Elferink A.O., Ota Y., Christensen V., Halpin P.N., Österblom H., 2014, An ocean of surprises – Trends in human use, unexpected dynamics and governance challenges in areas beyond national jurisdiction., Governance, Transboundary Resources, Global Environmental Change, 27, 19-31, DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.012, link

Dunn D., Maxwell S., Boustany A., Halpin P., 2016, Dynamic ocean management increases the efficiency and efficacy of fisheries management, Fisheries Management, Marine Management, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Volume 113, Page 668-673, link

Madigan, D. J., Boustany, A., Collette, B. B., 2017, East not least for Pacific bluefin tuna, Science, 10.1126/science.aan3710, link

Dunn D.C., Boustany A.M., Roberts J.J., Brazer E., Sanderson M., Gardner B., Halpin P.N., 2014, Empirical move-on rules to inform fishing strategies: a New England case study, Fisheries Management, Fish and Fisheries, 15, 359-375, DOI 10.1111/faf.12019, link

Lewison, R. L., Crowder, L. B., Wallace, B. P., Moore, J. E., Cox, T., Zydelis, R., McDonald, S., DiMatteo, A., Dunn, D. C., Kot, C. Y., Bjorkland, R., Kelez, S., Soykan, C., Stewart, K. R., Sims, M., Boustany, A., Read, A. J., Halpin, P., Nichols, W. J., Safina, C., 2014, Global patterns of marine mammal, seabird, and sea turtle bycatch reveal taxa-specific and cumulative megafauna hotspots, Fisheries, Bycatch, PNAS, 111(14), 5271-5276, link

Hsu A., Boustany A., Roberts J., Chang J., Halpin P., 2015, Tuna and swordfish catch in the U.S. northwest Atlantic longline fishery in relation to mesoscale eddies, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Governance, Fisheries Oceanography, Volume 24, 508–520, link

Roberts, S.M., Boustany, A.M., Halpin, P.N., Rykaczewski, R.R. (2019). Cyclical climate oscillation alters species statistical relationships with local habitat. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 614:159-171. link

Andre Boustany, Nereus Alumnus (Duke University), attended the ICCAT Advisory Committee Meeting and the Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting in March. Boustany sits on the advisory panel for both.

April 6, 2016 | Fisheries

Nereus Alumni and Research Fellow at Duke University Andre Boustany attended the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) plenary meeting in Sapporo, Japan, from July 13th to July 18th.

July 19, 2016 | Fisheries

Recently published in Fisheries Oceanography,by Nereus Alumnus Andre Boustany (Duke University) and Principal Investigator Patrick Halpin (Duke University), was the study “Tuna and swordfish catch in the U.S. northwest Atlantic longline fishery in relation to mesoscale eddies”.

February 17, 2016 | Fisheries