Fisheries Stock Assessment Biologist
Joined LGL in 1992
Degrees & Diplomas
Dipl.: Malaspina College (Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology) 1989
B.Sc.: University of British Columbia (Zoology) 1987
Richard Alexander is a senior fisheries biologist and a Western Region Manager with LGL Limited. Over a 30+ year professional career, he has designed, implemented, and managed numerous fisheries studies on large river systems in B.C. and Washington State including: the Columbia, Okanagan, Fraser, Bella Coola, Skeena, and Nass rivers. His work has involved Pacific salmon, steelhead, and several trout species, as well as Dungeness Crab, Starry Flounder, Eulachon, and Pacific Lamprey. Richard has extensive experience using radio and acoustic telemetry and other mark‑recapture techniques in the assessment and management of fish populations. Since 1992, Richard has acted as a senior fisheries stock assessment biologist for the Nisga'a Lisims Government Fisheries Program on the Nass River where he provides direction to 25-30 Nisga'a technicians and several LGL biologists that work on 25-30 projects conducted each year. Richard is a key member in tracking annual returns of Nass salmon and steelhead, Nisga'a salmon entitlements as part of the Nisga'a Treaty, as well as Northern Boundary Sockeye Salmon returns as part of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Since 2016, Richard has acted as a fisheries advisor to the Te’mexw Treaty Association in support of treaty negotiations for T'Sou-ke, Beecher Bay, Malahat, Songhees, and Nanoose First Nations.