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Paul Doremus, Ph.D.

Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (Acting)

Paul Doremus, Ph.D.

Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (Acting)

As the agency’s Assistant Administrator, Dr. Doremus oversees the management and conservation of recreational and commercial fisheries including aspects of marine aquaculture, the preservation and maintenance of safe sources of seafood, and the protection of marine mammals, marine protected species, and coastal fisheries habitat within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. He also manages an agency with a strong presence nationally with 3,200 people in five regional offices, six science centers, and 24 labs and fish stations in 15 states and U.S. territories.

Dr. Doremus received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, and has more than 20 years of experience in federal science, technology, and environmental policy and management.