Fishery Management Specialist
Jason Didden has worked for the Council since 2007. Jason’s primary responsibilities include coordination of the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan, and the Spiny Dogfish Plan. Jason also is the staff point of contact for River Herring/Shad, the Omnibus Observer Amendment to improve observer coverage, and the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), which is implementing improvements to recreational data collection and catch estimates. Jason is also the MAFMC point of contact for Atlantic Herring, Whiting, Monkfish, Scallops, and Groundfish (all primarily managed by the NEFMC), Highly Migratory Species (managed by NMFS HMS), and Blueline Tilefish. Prior to working for the Council he taught English in Japan, taught high school science, worked as a consultant for hazardous material remediation projects, and spent one year in a fellowship with NMFS’ Office of Policy. Jason has a BA in Political Science and Biology from Tufts University and a Masters of Marine Policy from the University of Delaware.