Russell Dunn fishing off the coast of Florida

Russell Dunn

National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries
Recreational Fishing
National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Program
Phone: (727) 551-5740
Email: russell.dunn@noaa.gov

Russell Dunn

National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries

As the national policy advisor, Russ works with the recreational fishing community to safeguard and enhance the significant benefits sustainable recreational fisheries afford coastal communities and the nation through improved dialogue, understanding, and partnership.  As part of NMFS’ national leadership team, he focuses high-level institutional attention on key angling priorities and serves as the national point of contact for the saltwater recreational fishing community and other federal agencies.  Russ and his team led work to develop and adopt NOAA’s national saltwater recreational fisheries policy, national and regional engagement plans, and a series of national summits focusing on saltwater recreational fisheries. Russ has 24 years of public and private-sector experience in national and international marine fisheries policy.