Lyle Britt, Fisheries Research Biologist

Lyle Britt

Fisheries Research Biologist
Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey Group Supervisor
Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division
Phone: (206) 526-4501
Email: lyle.britt@noaa.gov

Lyle Britt

Fisheries Research Biologist

Lyle Britt is a fisheries research biologist in the Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering (RACE) Division at the NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) in Seattle, Washington.  Lyle has been with the AFSC for 23 years where he is a survey coordinator for the eastern Bering Sea shelf and northern Bering Sea bottom trawl surveys.  As the survey coordinator, he is responsible for staffing and logistics for the surveys and serves as a chief scientist on the vessels during survey operations.  He also serves as the special projects and collections manager for these surveys, where he works with other NOAA scientists and outside researchers on the scope and design of their scientific requests, which are added to the core mission of the surveys to maximize the utility and scientific impact of the bottom trawl surveys.  In addition to his survey responsibilities, Lyle is also a leading researcher in the study of light and optics in the ocean and its role in determining the visual capability and behavior of marine organisms.  Lyle has a PhD in fish physiology and ecology from the University of Washington, as well as a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington and a degree in Fisheries Technology from Peninsula College.