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Fisheries Education Council

The Fisheries Education council works to increase environmental literacy to support 1) productivity and sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities and 2) recovery and conservation of protected marine species through educational opportunities.

Contact Directory List


Cindy Sandoval

Communications Specialist for national aquaculture program
Office of Aquaculture
Phone: (301) 427-8330

Laura Oremland

Education Program Manager
Office of Science and Technology
Phone: (301) 427-8162

Lisa Hiruki-Raring

Education and Outreach Coordinator (she/her)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (206) 526-4410
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Bart Merrick

Education Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay region
Office of Habitat Conservation
Phone: (410) 226-1015
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Kate Swails

Communications and Education Specialist for the New England/Mid-Atlantic region
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Phone: (978) 282-8481
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Grace Simpkins

Woods Hole Sea Grant Education Coordinator for MA
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (508) 289-3639
Pacific Islands

Ali Bayless

Cetacean Biologist and Outreach and Education Coordinator
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (808) 725-5728
Pacific Islands

Celeste Hanley

Education and Outreach Specialist serving Hawai'i, American Samoa, CNMI, Guam
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Phone: (808) 725-5009

Amy Clark

Education Coordinator for NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX, Caribbean
Southeast Regional Office
Phone: (228) 688-1520
Cell Phone: (727) 466-8586
Fax: (228) 688-3142

Jennifer Leo, Ph.D.

Research Fishery Biologist
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (409) 766-3524

LaGena Fantroy

Librarian for MS, AL, LA
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (228) 549-1617
West Coast

Casey Ralston

Education Coordinator for WA, OR
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (206) 302-2461
West Coast

Sarah Mesnick, Ph.D.

Science Liaison
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (858) 546-7148
West Coast

Alicia Keefe

Education and Outreach Coordinator for CA, ID, OR, WA
West Coast Regional Office
Phone: (206) 526-4447