Chris Moore has been the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council since July, 2010. Before he became the Executive Director, he was the Chief of the Partnerships and Communications Division in the Office of Sustainable Fisheries at NOAA Fisheries Headquarters. Prior to NOAA, Chris worked for the Mid-Atlantic Council for over 17 years in various roles including as the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Plan Coordinator, Senior Fishery Management Specialist, and Deputy Director. He has also served as the Acting Director of the Northeast Cooperative Research Partners Program and worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission as a Bluefish Plan Writer. Chris received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, a Master's from the University of Florida, and has over 25 years of experience related to fishery management and science issues.