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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


Laura Oremland

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

Lisa Hiruki-Raring

Education and Outreach Coordinator (she/her)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Office: (206) 526-4410

Stori Oates

Communications and Education Coordinator, Contractor with IBSS
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Office: (907) 531-6604
New England/Mid-Atlantic

George Liles

Director, Academic Programs
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Bart Merrick

Education Coordinator, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Office of Habitat Conservation
Office: (240) 627-6424
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Grace Simpkins

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

Ali Bayless

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

Celeste Hanley

Education and Outreach Specialist
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Office: (808) 725-5009

Jennifer Leo, Ph.D.

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

LaGena Fantroy

Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Office: (228) 549-1617

Michelle Duncan, Ph.D.

Fisheries Education Coordinator
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Office: (850) 234-6541 ext. 235
West Coast

Casey Ralston

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

Sarah Mesnick, Ph.D.

Science Liaison
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Office: (858) 546-7148