Andrew J. Dyck

Data Scientist


I am an individual motivated by data-driven decision making, especially when applied to environmental issues. I have worked as a Fisheries Economist, Credit Risk Analyst, and founded two non-profit organizations, and Open Data Saskatchewan. These two organizations are focused on improving the data availability, accessibility, and promotion of the message of transparency.

In my spare time I enjoy making music, boxing, and tending to the garden that my wife, Jen, and I plant each year.


As of the end of 2014, I have published nine peer-reviewed and other publications that have been cited one or more times according to Google Scholar. Through publications spanning Economics and Environmental Sciences, these publications have been cited more than 150 times in just the last two years. My current h-index measure is 6.

More about my publication history can be found via Google Scholar, IDEAS or Mendeley.


Peer-reviewed publications

Sumaila, U. R., Khan, A. S., Dyck, A. J., Watson, R., Munro, G., Tydemers, P., & Pauly, D. (2010). A bottom-up re-estimation of global fisheries subsidies. Journal of Bioeconomics, 1–25. doi:10.1007/s10818-010-9091-8.

Dyck, A. J., & Sumaila, U. R. (2010). Economic impact of ocean fish populations in the global fishery. Journal of Bioeconomics, 12(3), 227–243. doi:10.1007/s10818-010-9088-3

Heymans, S. J. ., Mackinson, S., Little, A., Sumaila, R., & Dyck, A. (2011). The impact of subsidies on ecological sustainability and future profits from North Sea fisheries. PLoS ONE, 6(5), 13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020239

Lam, V. W. Y., Sumaila, U. R., Dyck, A., Pauly, D., & Watson, R. (2011). Construction and first applications of a global cost of fishing database. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68, 1–9. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr121

Sumaila, U. R., Dyck, A., & Cheung, W. W. L. (2013). Fisheries subsidies and potential catch loss in SIDS Exclusive Economic Zones: food security implications. Environment and Development Economics, FirstView, 1–13. doi:10.1017/S1355770X13000156

Sumaila, U. R., Cheung, W., Dyck, A., Gueye, K., Huang, L., Lam, V., … Zeller, D. (2012). Benefits of Rebuilding Global Marine Fisheries Outweigh Costs. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040542

Sumaila, U. R., Dyck, A., & Baske, A. (2014). Subsidies to tuna fisheries in the Western Central Pacific Ocean. Marine Policy, 43, 288–294. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.06.012

Sumaila, U. R., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Dyck, A., Huang, L., Cheung, W., Jacquet, J., … Pauly, D. (2012). Impact of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout on the economics of US Gulf fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69(3), 499–510. doi:10.1139/f2011-171

Dyck, A., & Ovaska, T. (2011). Business Environment and New Firm Creation: An International Comparison. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 24(3), 301–317. doi:10.1080/08276331.2011.10593540

Other publications

Sumaila, R., Dyck, A. J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., & Watson, R. (2011). Global Fisheries Economic Analysis. In V. Christensen & J. Maclean (Eds.), Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective (pp. 272–282). Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from

Dyck, A. J. (2008). Potential Self-Employment Earnings and Selection Effects in Canada (Master’s paper). Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Sumaila, U. R., Khan, A. S., Dyck, A. J., Watson, R., Munro, G., Tyedmers, P., & Pauly, D. (2011). Subsidies to Fisheries in Regional Seas. In V. Christensen, S. Lai, M. Lourdes, D. Palomares, D. Zeller, & D. Pauly (Eds.), The State of Biodiversity and Fisheries in Regional Seas (Vol. 3). Vancouver, BC: Fisheries Centre.