Dr. Juan C. Levesque, Fishery Biologist, has authored and co-authored numerous peer-review articles on a variety of marine resources. He has published articles featuring sharks, marine mammals, marine policy, commercial fisheries, and fishes. His publications are wide-ranging from characterizing artisanal fishing communities in Nepal and the swordfish fishery in South Florida to describing life-history characteristics of ladyfish. Dr. Levesque has published review and research articles using his own data or data he helped collected. A couple of articles were based on data collected by other researchers or publicly available information. He generally prefers to publish in peer-review journals that are open-access. He strongly believes science and the exchange of scientific information should be open and available to everyone at no charge. Mr. Levesque understands that it costs money to publish articles in a journal, but he believes charging a fee to have full access to an article limits the exchange of scientific information for many international researchers from developing countries. Besides publishing his research in peer-review journals, he also contributes to the scientific community by periodically serving as a reviewer for academic peer-review journals.

Peer Review Articles


  1. Salimi, P.A.; Creed, J.C.; Esch, M.M.; Fenner, D.; Jaafar, Z; Levesque, J.C.; Montgomery, A.D.; Salimi, M.A.; Patterson, J.K.E.; Raj, D.K.; Sweet, M. 2021. A review on the diversity and impact of invasive non-native species in tropical marine ecosystems. Marine Biodiversity Records. 
  2. Hager, C., Levesque, J.C., Dickey, J.R, and Kahn, J.E. 2020. Raised Footrope Gill Net Modification Significantly Reduces SubAdult Atlantic Sturgeon Bycatch. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

  3. Levesque, J.C. 2019. Estimating and comparing species richness estimators: Is climate variability impacting species richness in the marine community off New Jersey? Pending publication with Peer-J.
  4. Schlicht, K., Stephens, B., and Levesque, J.C. 2019. Biological Characterization of the Aquatic Community in the Mississippi River: Partial Regulatory Requirements of the Clean Water Act Section 316(b) of the United States. In review with River Research and Applications. 
  5. Levesque, J.C. 2019. Spatio-temporal patterns of the ocean conditions and nearshore marine community in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (New Jersey, USA). Peer J.
  6. Learner, J., Levesque, J.C., and McManus, L. 2017. Recreational Swordfish (Xiphas gladius) Fishery: Angler Practices in South Florida (USA) . Fishes.
  7. Levesque, J.C., Hager, C., and Dickey, J.A. 2016. Commercial Fishing modifications to reduce interactions between Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) and the southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) fishery in North Carolina. Peer J.
  8.  Paudel, S., Levesque, J.C., Saavedra, C., Pita, C., and Prabhat, P. 2015. Characterization of the Artisanal Fishery Communities in Nepal and Potential Implications for Conservation and Management of the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica). Peer J.
  9.  Levesque, J.C. 2015. Age, Growth, and Recruitment Patters of Juvenile Ladyfish (Elops sp) from the East Coast of Florida (USA). Peer J.
  10.  Levesque, J.C. 2014. Age and Growth of Juvenile Ladyfish (Elops sp) in Tampa Bay, Florida (USA). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2(2): 145–157.
  11.  Levesque, J.C. 2013. Capture Efficiency and Size Selectivity of Sampling Gears Targeting Ladyfish (Elops saurus) in Florida Waters (USA). Wildlife Biology in Practice (1): 14–28.
  12.  Levesque, J.C. 2013. Spatio-temporal Variation in Distribution and Relative Abundance of Mid-Atlantic Bight Fishes and Invertebrates off the Coast of New Jersey (USA). Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal, Vol. 2013: 20 pages, Article ID: FAJ-85.
  13.  Levesque J.C. 2013. Commercial Fishery Catch Characteristics and Population Assessment of the Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal, Vol. 2013: 18 pages, Article ID: FAJ-77.
  14.  Levesque J.C. 2013. Spatial and temporal patterns in abundance and distribution of juvenile Ladyfish (Elops saurus) in Florida waters (USA). Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal, Vol. 2013: 22 pages, Article ID: FAJ-76.
  15.  Levesque, J.C. 2011. Commercial Fisheries in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Possible Implications for Conservation Management at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68 (10): 2175–2190.
  16.  Levesque, J.C., and Richardson, A. 2011. Characterization of the Recreational Fisheries Associated with the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (USA). Wildlife Biology in Practice 7 (1): 90–115.
  17.  Levesque, J.C. 2011. Is Today’s Fisheries Research Driven by a Species Economic Value? A Case Study of Ladyfish (Elops saurus) Biology and Ecology. Reviews in Fishery Science 19 (2): 137–149.
  18.  Levesque, J.C. 2010. Habitat Use Patterns of Juvenile Ladyfish (Elops saurus) in Florida (USA) Estuaries. Wildlife Biology in Practice 6 (2): 39–56.
  19.  Levesque, J.C. 2010. Evolving Fisheries: Today’s Bycatch is Tomorrow’s Target Catch − Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) Bycatch in the U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery. The Open Fish Science Journal 3: 30–41.
  20.  Levesque, J.C. 2009. Characterization of the Southeastern U.S. Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) Pot Commercial Fishery and Implications for the western North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Management and Policy. Marine Policy 33: 40–48.
  21.  Levesque, J.C. 2009. Establishment and Closure of the Directed Florida Whiting (Menticirrhus americanus) Fishery and Implications for North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Conservation and Management. Marine Policy 33: 233–247.
  22.  Levesque, J.C. 2008. International Fisheries Agreement: Review of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Case Study: Shark Management. Marine Policy 32: 528–533.
  23.  Levesque, J.C., and Kerstetter, D.W. 2007. First Observations on the Re-established Southeast Florida Recreational Swordfish Tournament Fishery. Florida Scientist 70 (3): 284–296.