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Christopher Schillaci

Regional Aquaculture Coordinator
Habitat and Ecosystem Services
Phone: (978) 281-9311
Email: christopher.schillaci@noaa.gov

Christopher Schillaci

Regional Aquaculture Coordinator

Chris Schillaci is an Aquaculture Coordinator in the Greater Atlantic Region, based in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Narragansett, Rhode Island. Chris works with federal and state agencies, industry, and members of the scientific, academic, and NGO communities on a variety of marine aquaculture issues. Before Chris joined NOAA, he worked at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for more than 10 years, where he first worked on a shellfish mitigation project in Boston Harbor, and then worked his way up to being state’s Aquaculture Program Leader and Vibrio Management Program Coordinator. Chris holds a Master's degree in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire- Durham and a Bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.