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NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center Director selected

JDG and NOAA are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Bob Foy as the Director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.  As the Kodiak Lab Director for the past 11 years, he exhibited great vision and led his teams to successful outcomes on a broad range of fisheries issues nationally.  He is also a well-known fisheries expert in the North Pacific and has authored or co-authored more than 60 scientific, technical, and stock assessment papers.  He also directed the crab data collection on the annual Eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey to support stock assessments for 10 crab stocks valued at ~$500M.  In addition, Bob has been effective in guiding and leading multidisciplinary research programs to improve scientific advice to management bodies.  He recently developed research programs to assess the acclimation capacity of marine organisms to environmental stressors to provide accurate predictions of climate change and to assess the feasibility of mariculture in Alaska.  His deep experience as a lab director and a scientific researcher will be a huge asset to the Center, as well as the agency.

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