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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Douglas Draper

Fish Biologist
Groundfish Ecology Program
Office: (541) 275-1764
Email: douglas.draper@noaa.gov

Douglas Draper

Fish Biologist


Doug joined FRAM in 2011 as a member of the groundfish survey team. Before that, he worked as a fisheries biologist in the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Northwest Fisheries Science Center groundfish observer programs. He has also worked as an independent seafood quality inspector and a production brewer. Doug has a B.S. degree in Marine Biology and Zoology from Humboldt State University.

Current Research

Doug is a member of the Fisheries Research Survey team and helps conduct the annual West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Surveys during the field season as a deck biologist and chief scientist aboard chartered commercial fishing vessels outfitted for research. His current research is focused on fish dietary habits using stomach contents and stable isotope analyses, which provide information on trophic ecology and food-web dynamics to enhance ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Apart from his duties associated with survey data collection efforts and food habit studies, Doug is also certified as a NOAA working diver and is a member of the FRAM Survey Dive Unit.