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Recreational Fishing Coordinators

Connect with a NOAA Fisheries recreational fishing representative in your region. These coordinators work closely with regional community leaders to develop and implement the regional recreational fishing action agendas.

Contact Directory List


Russell Dunn

National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries Directorate
Phone: (727) 551-5740
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Tim Sartwell

Acting Chief of Staff
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (301) 452-6588
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Brad McHale

Northeast Branch Chief, HMS Recreational Coordinator
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Phone: (978) 281-9260
Fax: (978) 281-9260
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Cliff Hutt

HMS Recreational Coordinator
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Phone: (301) 427-8503
New England/Mid-Atlantic

Moira Kelly

Recreational Fisheries Coordinator and Senior Fishery Program Specialist
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Phone: (978) 281-9218
Fax: (978) 281-9135

Kurt Iverson

Fishery Management Specialist
Alaska Regional Office
Phone: (907) 586-7210

Scott Vulstek

Research Fisheries Biologist
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (907) 789-6096
Pacific Islands

David S. O'Brien

Resource Management Specialist
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Phone: (808) 725-5038
Pacific Islands

Hongguang Ma

Pacific Islands Regional Recreational Fishing Coordinator
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (808) 725-5663

Sean Meehan

Recreational Fisheries Coordinator
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (727) 824-5330

Ken Brennan

Southeast Regional Recreational Fishing Coordinator
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (252) 728-8618
West Coast

James Hilger, Ph.D.

Southwest Regional Recreational Fishing Coordinator
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (858) 546-7140
West Coast

Leif Anderson, Ph.D.

Economic and Social Science Research Program Acting Lead
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (206) 302-2403
West Coast

Daniel Studt

Recreational Fisheries Coordinator
West Coast Regional Office
Phone: (562) 980-4073