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Media appearances, publications, & awards


Mobius Award of Environmental Excellence, Divert Nova Scotia (November 2021)

Top 25 Environmentalist Under 25, Starfish Canada (April 2020)

Agent of Change 8.0,Chronicle Herald (October 2020)

Master Composter Recycler (May 2019)

Dalhousie Impact Award Nomination (2018-2019)

Public Speaking

Moderated the Nova Scotia Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture marine debris digital event (2021), marine debris panelist at the 2019 Fishermen and Scientists Research Society’s Annual Conference, panelist at the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq Oceans Symposium (2020) and at The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Gear Innovation Summit (2020)

Hey, Cis! Podcast: Season 3 Episode 3: Diversity in the Deep Blue Sea.(October 2022).

Blackout Podcast Episode 48 (2020). Conversation on sharks.

‘Stop Trashing It’ Speech, Halifax Social Network (2019, January).


Fan, J. Y., Goodman, A. J., Thistlethwaite, J., Cottar, S., Minano, A., Devred, E., Knudby, A., Silver, A., Finnis, J., Marven, C., Pugh, A., Gurney-Smith, H., Pelot, R., Mathieson, M., Costa, M., Menafra, R. (2023). The Power of Community: How MEOPAR’s Communities of Practice are advancing innovation in the ocean sector using collaborative knowledge sharing strategies. FACETS. In press.

McIntyre, J., Duncan, K., Fulton, L., Smith, A., Goodman, A. J., & Brown, C. J Walker, T. R. (2023). Environmental and economic impacts of retrieved abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear in Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin. In press.

Smith, A., Liboiron, M., Charron, L., McIntyre, J., Hawkins, K., McLean, K., Peddle, S., Moore, G., Walzak, M. J., Goodman, A., Fulton, L., Fredericks, S., & Nodding, B. (2022). Quantification and characterization of plastics in near-shore surface waters of Atlantic Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 181, 113869.

Goodman, A. J., McIntyre, J., Smith, A., Fulton, L., Walker, T. R., & Brown, C. J. (2021). Retrieval of abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear in southwest Nova Scotia, Canada: Preliminary environmental and economic impacts to the commercial lobster industry. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 171, 112766.

Goodman, A. J. (2020). State of Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG) in the Canadian Maritimes . Comprehensive Report. Retrieved from

Goodman, A. J., Walker, T. R., Brown, C. J., Wilson, B. R., Gazzola, V., & Sameoto, J. A. (2020). Benthic marine debris in the Bay of Fundy, Eastern Canada: Spatial distribution and categorization using seafloor video footage. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150, 110722.

Goodman, A. J., Brillant, S., Walker, T. R., Bailey, M., & Callaghan, C. (2019). A ghostly issue: Managing abandoned, lost and discarded lobster fishing gear in the Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. Ocean & Coastal Management, 181, 104925.

Alexa is a peer reviewer for: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Environmental Pollution and Marine Policy.

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