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George Maynard

George Maynard, Ph.D.

Marine Resources Management Specialist
Fishery Monitoring and Research Division
Cooperative Research Branch
Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps (eMOLT)
Email: george.maynard@noaa.gov

George Maynard, Ph.D.

Marine Resources Management Specialist

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 2019
  • M.S. Natural Sciences, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY 2013
  • B.S. Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2009

Professional History

  • 2021: Marine Resources Management Specialist, NOAA Fisheries (NEFSC)
  • 2019-Present: Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • 2017-2021: Research Director, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
  • 2010-2021: Freelance Data Analyst
  • 2013-2017: Research Assistant, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • 2016: Teaching Assistant, University of Maine
  • 2011-2013: Research Assistant, Lake Champlain Research Institute
  • 2010: Research Technician, Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • 2007-2009: Research Technician, UConn / CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection

George earned a B.S. in Natural Resources focused in fisheries management from the University of Connecticut. After a brief stint working on irrigation reservoirs in Nebraska, George returned to the northeast, earning a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a PhD from the University of Maine, where he studied diadromous fish behavior and movement near hydroelectric dams. Since completing his PhD, George has worked with commercial fishermen in New England to study topics ranging from halibut reproduction to reducing seal interactions with fishing gear as well as working as a professor and freelance data analyst. Throughout his career, George’s focus has been on applied research, working closely with stakeholder groups including fishing tournament organizers, municipal, state, and federal governments, First Nations, hydropower companies, and the fishing industry. His primary focus is the Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps and Large Trawlers (eMOLT) project, but he also provides hardware and software support for the Bottom Longline Survey and other Cooperative Research Branch projects.