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Melanie Hutchinson standing in front of palm leaves

Melanie Hutchinson, PhD

Science Program Manager (CIMAR)
Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division
Fisheries Reporting and Bycatch Program
Bycatch mitigation
Office: (808) 725-5362
Email: melanie.hutchinson@noaa.gov

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.

Publications

Dr. Hutchinson in Google Scholar

Website

www.sharktagger.org

Education

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