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Angela Silva

Angela Silva

Social Scientist
Population & Ecosystems Monitoring & Analysis Division
Offshore Wind and Ecology
NEFSC Offshore Wind Team
Office: (401) 782-3240
Email: angela.silva@noaa.gov

Angela Silva

Social Scientist


Angela attended the University of Rhode Island, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs in 2016Her graduate work focused on commercial fishermen’s job satisfaction, perceived resilience and ability to adapt to management changes in New EnglandShe joined the NEFSC Social Sciences Branch in 2010, providing contract support on various human dimension projects.


Angela is currently working with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Wind Energy Team. She also works on NOAA Fisheries' national effort to develop quantitative indicators of fishing community vulnerability and resilience to changing fishery management and climate conditions.

She helped develop and implement the NEFSC Social Science Branch 2018 socio-economic survey of commercial fishing crew in the NortheastAfter Hurricanes Harvey and Sandy, she assisted in rapid assessments on impacts to the commercial and recreational fishing industries. Angela works out of the Narragansett Laboratory in Rhode Island.