Chris Schillaci is an Aquaculture Coordinator in the Greater Atlantic Region, based in Gloucester and New Bedford, Massachusetts. 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 (DMF) 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 has a B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Conservation Biology.