Carl Alderson is the Mid-Atlantic Restoration Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries’ Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center. He has worked with NOAA for 17 years and currently works out of J.J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sandy Hook Highlands, New Jersey.
Carl Alderson has been involved in multiple dam removals helping shad (and their cousins, alewife and blueback herring) along with American eel, to return in larger numbers each year. His work includes restoration of the Raritan River, New Jersey’s largest interior watershed and the location of multiple, major hazardous waste sites now in recovery. He has a great understanding of migrating fish, such as the American shad, alewife, blueback herring, and American eel. We can all be grateful that we have Carl Alderson on the NOAA Restoration team.