Fisheries and Offshore Wind Lead
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
With over 25 years of fisheries experience, Andy has worked at the NGO, corporate, state, tribal, and federal levels. Andy joined NOAA and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in 2016 and currently serves as the Center’s Lead on Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy in the Office of the Directorate. . In this role he co-chairs the NMFS Regional Wind Team and is responsible for developing NOAA’s regional fisheries and wind science capabilities. He also serves as the U.S. chair for the International Council on the Exploration of the Sea's Fisheries and Wind Expert Working Group. Prior to joining NOAA, Andy served as a managing partner for SeaPlan-a private resource planning startup, where he led efforts to design and execute collaborative fisheries studies with commercial fishermen to study the impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm on groundfish and lobster resources and assisted in the development of the project's succesful fisheries mitigation plan. From 2009-2011, Andy served as an Ocean Policy Advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. From 2001-2009 Andy held posts as a State and Regional Fish and Wildlife Biologist for USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to advance watershed and marine conservation programs with private industry. Andy began his fisheries career in the 90's working on endangered desert fishes in the Southwestern U.S.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM