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Lawrence (Larry) C. Hufnagle

Environmental Compliance Coordinator and Advanced Technologies Development Coordinator
Office of the Science Director
Phone: (206) 860-3346
Email: lawrence.c.hufnagle@noaa.gov

Lawrence (Larry) C. Hufnagle

Environmental Compliance Coordinator and Advanced Technologies Development Coordinator

Background

Larry Hufnagle has worked at NWFSC since 1992. He initially served as a member of the Methods Development Team in the Environmental Chemistry Branch of the Environmental Conservation Division. Larry joined the FRAM Division in 2000, initially as a member of the Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey Team before moving to the Acoustics Team. He was a member of the Acoustics Team from Fall 2001 until 2018.  He was an acoustician, involved in survey planning and logistics, and served as Team Lead for several years.  In 2018 Larry moved to the NWFSC Office of the Science Director to serve as the Environmental Compliance Coordinator and The Advanced Technologies Development Coordinator. He has a B.Sc. in biology and chemistry from Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA.

Current Responsibilities

Larry serves as the Environmental Compliance Coordinator responsible for research and survey compliance related to NEPA authorizations. This includes ensuring all NWFSC research and surveys are covered by the NWFSC NEPA authorizations, conducting annual Environmental Compliance training for NWFSC staff, writing and filing NWFSC annual reports required by the NEPA authorizations, providing guidance and answers to staff NEPA and Environmental Compliance questions, and serving as the Point of Contact for all NWFSC Environmental Compliance issues.

Additionally, Larry serves as the NWFSC Advanced Technologies Development Coordinator.  In this role Larry assists NWFSC scientists to find and develop advanced technologies that will improve our research and survey methods, provide better understanding of the Marine Ecosystems, and improved efficiency in completing our mission.  In order for the NWFSC to continue providing world class scientific advice and expertise, we must stay current, using advanced technologies and methods.