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Megan Amico in scubas gear aboard small boat

Megan Amico

Gear Research Technician (Affiliate)
Protected Species Division
Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Testing and evaluating fishing gear modifications
Office: (508) 921-6470
Email: megan.amico@noaa.gov

Megan Amico

Gear Research Technician (Affiliate)

Megan earned her Bachelor's in Marine Science from the University of Maine in 2019 and her Master's of Science in Marine Predator Conservation from Unity College in 2023. She became a NEFOP fisheries observer after graduating from UMaine and earned her At Sea Monitor, high-volume, pot and trap, and longline certifications. During this time, she received the Silver Scales Award for exceptional data collection. Megan joined the Protected Species Gear Research team in November 2021. Her main focus is to collaborate with fishermen to explore and evaluate on-demand gear that could reduce North Atlantic right whale entanglements, while also ensuring the survival of local fishing industries. Evaluating the use of a low-profile gillnet to reduce sea turtle bycatch is another initiative in which she is involved. Megan also assists white shark research through acoustic receiver monitoring. She enjoys scuba diving, drawing, and spending time with her many animals in her spare time.

Protect Species Gear Research