New Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey Group Supervisor for the Groundfish Assessment Program

August 01, 2019

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Lyle Britt to the position of Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey Group Supervisor for the Groundfish Assessment Program.

Maggie Mooney-Seus
Program Manager
206-526-4348
marjorie.mooney-seus@noaa.gov

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Lyle Britt to the position of Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey Group Supervisor for the Groundfish Assessment Program. This position is within the Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division of NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Lyle Britt

 

Britt replaces Dr. Bob Lauth who retired this year. Britt is a fisheries research biologist who has been working for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center for the past 23 years where he served as survey coordinator for the eastern Bering Sea shelf and northern Bering Sea bottom trawl surveys.  In this capacity, he oversaw survey staffing and logistics and served as a chief scientist on the vessels during survey operations.

He also has served as the special projects and collections manager for these surveys, working with other NOAA scientists and outside researchers on the scope and design of their scientific requests, which are added to the core mission of the surveys to maximize the utility and scientific impact of the bottom trawl surveys. 

In addition to his survey responsibilities, Britt has been a leading researcher in the study of light and optics in the ocean and its role in determining the visual capability and behavior of marine organisms. 

Britt has a PhD in fish physiology and ecology from the University of Washington, as well as a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington and a degree in Fisheries Technology from Peninsula College.