Dan Tonnes is the Washington and Oregon Aquaculture Coordinator for the West Coast Region. Dan has over 20 years of federal experience. Before becoming an Aquaculture Coordinator, he served as a Recovery Coordinator for rockfish listed under the Endangered Species Act, working on recovery planning, critical habitat designation, research, and habitat restoration initiatives. He has an extensive background in the federal ESA regulatory program, including Section 7 and 10 activities. Prior to joining NOAA, he operated fishing boats in Puget Sound and Alaska and passenger ferries and oil spill response vessels in Washington. He received a B.S in Environmental Planning from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Washington. Dan is a Kinship Conservation Fellow.