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Melanie Hutchinson, PhD

Science Program Manager (CIMAR)
Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division
Fisheries Reporting and Bycatch Program
Bycatch mitigation
Office: (808) 725-5362

Melanie Hutchinson, PhD

Science Program Manager (CIMAR)

Research Areas

  • Quantifying post release survival rates of sharks and rays in longline and purse seine fisheries.
  • Identifying best handling and release practices to improve survivorship.
  • Reducing shark depredation rates in small scale tuna fisheries.
  • Understanding habitat use and movement behavior of sharks and rays vulnerable to fisheries capture.
  • Developing fishery interaction avoidance and conservation strategies for protected species.


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Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawaii
B.Sc., Marine Biology and Limnology, San Francisco State University