Contact Info

Levy Research Services Ltd.
#406 - 135 West 2nd Ave.
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 0C5

O: 604.929.2083

C: 604.916.9243


About David Levy

More than 30 years of experience providing independent scientific and management advice in fisheries and applied aquatic ecology, including:

  • Assistance to First Nations by means of applied research studies, fisheries assessments in Traditional Territories, advising on development activities that affect aquatic resources and representation of interests during government review processes.
  • Preparation of environmental impact analyses related to mining developments, oil and gas developments, forestry activities and salmon enhancement.
  • Facilitator of intergovernmental and private sector groups.
  • Preparation of expert opinions related to salmon population damages from environmental impacts.
  • International experience in Latin America on institutional strengthening projects for environmental professionals in developing countries.


  • 1975 - B.Sc. McGill University, Marine Biology
  • 1977 - M.Sc. University of British Columbia, Zoology
  • 1989 - Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Zoology

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Professional Biologists of British Columbia

Recent Assignments

  • Member of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Review Panel for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Environmental Impact Assessment. June 2016 - continuing.
  • Moderator for the First Nations Fisheries Council Science Workshop Series. Delivered workshops on Fish Health, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Cumulative Effects Assessment, Aquaculture Monitoring and Environmental Impact Assessment. 2014 - 2015.
  • Prepared an independent review of the science and management of Thompson River steelhead. 2014.
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  • Lead Biologist on the St'at'imc/BC Hydro Water Use Plan Monitoring Program for the Bridge River Power Development. 2012- ongoing.
  • Author of St'at'imc Government Services Fisheries Implementation Plan: 2013-2017.
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  • Technical Advisor to A'tlegay Fisheries Society.
  • Technical Advisor to First Nations Fisheries Council.
  • Research Director for the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. 2010 - 2012.
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  • Independent Member of the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program (NFCP) coordinating salmon monitoring programs undertaken by Rio Tinto Alcan, DFO and BC MOE. 2005 - continuing. »
  • Fisheries Analyst for Lillooet Tribal Council advising St'at'imc Chiefs Council and carrying out strategic planning for fisheries mitigation. 2004 - 2009. »
  • Fisheries Advisor to the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance. 2006 - 2009. »
  • Consultant for MiningWatch Canada to evaluate aquatic environmental assessments for BC mining projects: Kemess North, Mt. Milligan and Prosperity. 2007 - 2009.
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  • Consultant for the Pembina Institute to evaluate implications of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline on salmon populations in the Upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat Watersheds. 2009.
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  • Consultant for the Sierra Club of Canada to evaluate the status of sockeye salmon populations in BC.
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