John Froeschke

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Published January 6, 2014

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Thomas Meyer

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Published January 6, 2014

Thomas Meyer has worked in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of the General Counsel since 2000. He is currently an attorney advisor in the Alaska Section office. This office is responsible for reviewing regulations promulgated pursuant to statutes administered by NOAA. Mr. Meyer’s responsibilities include providing daily legal advice to the Alaska Region Sustainable Fisheries, and Habitat Divisions. He is also the lead attorney who provides daily advice to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Management Analysis Division and its groundfish observer program.

 

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Tom Dempsey

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Published January 6, 2014

Tom Dempsey is Policy Director with the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, a member of the New England Fishery Management Council, and the Chairman of the NEFMC’s Electronic Monitoring Working Group. Tom grew up in Massachusetts and has a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology and a master’s degree in wildlife biology. While working with the Fishermen’s Alliance and serving on the NEFMC, Tom has worked on a wide range of local, regional and national fisheries issues on behalf of the day-boat fishing fleet on Cape Cod.

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Suzanne Gibbs Howard

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Published January 6, 2014

Suzanne Gibbs Howard leads IDEO’s work in Systems Design, innovating in public, private and social sectors. As a thought leader, she has written and spoken about influencing change across systems, catalyzing social movements, scaling innovation,  as well as designing for data. Originally trained as a cultural anthropologist, she brings her insights about behavior and culture to create more humane and sustainable systems in the world. She has designed innovative systems for postpartum hospital units, electric fleet vehicles, schools of engineering and innovation wings of major corporations.

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Stephen Freese

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Published January 6, 2014

Stephen Freese is Chief of the newly formed West Coast Region’s Sustainable Fisheries Monitoring Branch and Acting-Chief of the Permits Branch.  In conjunction with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Scientific Data Management and Observer Programs, Steve and his staff are responsible for the Pacific Groundfish Trawl IFQ Program’s Catch Accounting/Quota Share Systems.

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Shawn Stebbins

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Published January 6, 2014

Shawn Stebbins is president and CEO of Archipelago Marine Research. Shawn’s 25 year history with the company has been dedicated to developing, implementing, and managing a broad range of fishery monitoring programs. Shawn has taken a leadership role in working with fishermen, industry organizations, regulators, science organizations and NGOs in the pursuit of data collection and reporting systems that support improved decision making and the development of sustainable fisheries.

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Sam Rauch

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Published January 6, 2014

Sam Rauch was appointed Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries in 2012. He oversees the management and conservation of marine fisheries and the protection of marine mammals, sea turtles, and coastal fisheries habitat within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) protects and preserves the Nation’s living marine resources through scientific research, fisheries management, law enforcement, and habitat conservation. His focus is on rebuilding the Nation’s fisheries and the jobs and livelihoods that depend on them by promoting management approaches that will achieve both sustainable fisheries and vibrant coastal communities. The agency has over 3,000 employees in six regional offices, six science centers, and 12 laboratories in 15 states. Mr. Rauch has served as the Deputy… Read More »

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Mary Beth Tooley

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Published January 6, 2014

Mary Beth Tooley, employed by the O’Hara Corporation in Rockland, Maine, coordinates government and regulatory affairs for commercial fishing operations. The O’Hara Corporation is a family held company with commercial fishing vessels that participate in the Bering Sea groundfish fisheries; and Atlantic Sea Scallop and Herring fisheries. Mary Beth is a member of the New England Fishery Management Council and additionally participates in the development of fishery management plans in the Mid-Atlantic and North Pacific regions.

A long time participant in cooperative research in the Northeast Region, Mary Beth is a Principle Investigator and Implementation Team member for the Marine Resources Education Project. Founded in New England in 2001, this education and outreach program has strengthened the understanding of the… Read More »

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Mark Holliday

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Published January 6, 2014

Mark Holliday is a 30-year veteran of NOAA Fisheries, the last ten as Director of the Office of Policy. His latest focus is the development of electronic monitoring and reporting efforts for the agency, including drafting policies and a best practice guidance document to assist Councils and stakeholders. Prior work at NMFS includes leading the development of NOAA ‘s catch shares policy, and service as Chief of the Fisheries Statistics and Economics Division, where he managed national commercial and recreational data collection and information management services, including the creation of NMFS’ national observer program, and NMFS-wide social and economic data and research initiatives.

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Mariam McCall

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Published January 6, 2014

Mariam McCall has worked in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of General Counsel since 1989. She is currently an attorney advisor in the Northwest Section in Seattle. Ms. McCall’s current responsibilities include providing daily legal advice to the West Coast region and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, with a particular focus on the groundfish fishery and the trawl rationalization program. She also provides legal advice to the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

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