Speakers

    • Dr. Mark Brady

      Private: Dr. Mark Brady NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

      Dr. Brady is the Information Architect of the National Marine Fisheries Service. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California, a M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. Before assuming his present position he served as a statistician in the northeast, where he became intimately familiar with fisheries data and the systems that produce it. Prior to joining NMFS he worked in academia and industry; where he taught statistics, carried out basic research, and developed pattern recognition software.

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    • Joergen Dalskov

      Joergen Dalskov DTU Aqua

      Joergen Dalskov is senior fishery adviser and head of the secretariat for Public Sector Consultancy at DTU Aqua, the National Institute for Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark. Joergen has for more than 35 years worked within the area of fisheries data collection, stock assessments related work and nationally- and internationally fisheries advisory work. In 2008 Joergen started trials using remote electronic monitoring in Danish fisheries which lead to trials in other EU Member States. Jørgen is assigned as the Danish National Correspondent for the EU Fisheries Data Collec...

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    • Rick Stanley

      Private: Rick Stanley Fisheries Consultant, British Columbia

      Rick Stanley received a B.Sc. (1972) and M.Sc. in Zoology (1977) from the University of British Columbia. While studying for his B.Sc., his summer time job was working as a trawl observer for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Following work on overseas fisheries projects in Indonesia (1978) and El Salvador (1979), both involving catch monitoring, he worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) as a research biologist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo Canada until August 2013. During those years with DFO, he was senior author or co-author of 19 peer-revi...

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    • Mary Beth Tooley

      Mary Beth Tooley O’Hara Corporation

      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 R...

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    • Bruce Turris

      Private: Bruce Turris Pacific Fisheries Management Inc.

      Bruce Turris is President of Pacific Fisheries Management Inc. (PFMI), a consulting firm that provides policy advice, strategic planning and management services to clients involved in the commercial fishing industry, such as commercial fishing associations, government agencies and environmental organizations. Bruce has been active in commercial fisheries management for 30 years, during which he has been involved in the design, development and implementation of cooperative and shared management and monitoring arrangements in fisheries throughout North America, including a comprehensive integrat...

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    • Mark Holliday

      Mark Holliday NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy

      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...

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    • Andy Strelcheck

      Private: Andy Strelcheck NMFS Southeast Regional Office

      Andy Strelcheck is the Branch Chief of the Limited Access Privilege Programs Data Management Branch at the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office. He oversees a team of biologists responsible for analyzing data in direct support of fishery management decisions made by the Gulf, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils. He also oversees monitoring of annual catch limits and coordinates the development, administration, and implementation of catch share programs throughout the Southeast Region, including the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic individual fish...

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    • Farron Wallace

      Farron Wallace NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center

      Farron Wallace is a research fisheries biologist at NMFS within the Observer Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) in Seattle, Washington. His interest is in advancing and innovating technology and application development to enable scientific data collection using camera based electronic monitoring (EM) systems. He is leading efforts to integrate electronic monitoring (EM) and electronic reporting (ER) to collect fisheries dependent information for fisheries operating in the North Pacific. He is a long time member on the North Pacific fisheries Management Council’s Science and ...

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    • Caroline Park

      Caroline Park NOAA Office of General Council

      Caroline Park is a Deputy Section Chief with the Fisheries and Protected Resources Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has been with NOAA since 2002, providing legal advice on domestic and international fisheries matters. Prior to NOAA, she was a trial attorney with the Environmental Crimes Section, U.S. Department of Justice, and a fellow at the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center. Caroline received her L.L.M. and J.D. from Georgetown and B.A. from Stanford University.

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    • Dayna Matthews

      Dayna Matthews NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement

      Dayna Matthews is the West Coast Enforcement Coordinator and Catch Shares Program Manager for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, where he is responsible for program development in ESA enforcement, PFMC Federal Management Plan (FMP) enforcement, and compliance assistance for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. Mr. Matthews began his career with the Washington Department of Fisheries (WDF) as a Fisheries Patrol Officer in 1980. He rose through the ranks of WDF to become Chief of Enforcement in 1990 and served as Chief for six years. During this period he led the W...

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    • David Jincks

      David Jincks Board Member, Midwater Trawlers Cooperative

      David Jincks has a background in West Coast and North Pacific fisheries. He is past president of Midwater Trawlers Cooperative and has been a fisheries advisor to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, and NOAA Fisheries. David participated in the whiting EM program off the west coast during 2004-2010. David is owner and manager of fishing vessels that participate in West Coast and Alaska fisheries.

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    • Scott Hickman

      Private: Scott Hickman Circle H Outfitters and Charters

      Capt. Scott Hickman lives in Galveston Texas, and is a 30 year owner operator of Federal permitted Charter For Hire business. A manufactures boat representative for Stamas Yacht Inc, Scott owns and operates a 50,000 acre hunting/outdoor business. Scott participates actively in the Council process currently serving on the GMFMC Reef fish Advisory Panel (AP), the, Coastal Migratory AP, and as the Vice Chair of the ad-hoc Red Snapper IFQ AP. He is a former member Gulf Head Boat AP m the Reef fish LAPP AP and Mackerel LAPP AP. In addition, Scott serves on the board of the Charter Fisherman’s Assoc...

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    • Howard McElderry

      Howard McElderry Archipelago Marine Research

      Howard McElderry received his M. Sc. in marine biology from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 1980 and is a founding member of Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. Over the past 30 years, Howard has worked extensively in the field of commercial fisheries monitoring and analysis. He has played a key role in the development of at-sea and shore based monitoring programs, a crucial component to BC commercial groundfish fisheries. Over the past decade Howard has led the development of technology based approaches to fishery monitoring, or electronic monitoring (EM), which is being widely adopted...

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    • Sam Rauch

      Sam Rauch NOAA Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

      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 appr...

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