Fishery Management Specialist
Jason has worked for the Council since 2007. His primary responsibilities include coordination of the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan and the Spiny Dogfish Plan. Jason is also the staff point of contact for River Herring/Shad, the Omnibus Observer Amendment to improve observer coverage, and the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP - improvements to recreational data collection). Jason also provides support for Mid-Atlantic perspectives on Atlantic Herring, Whiting, Monkfish, Scallops, and Groundfish (all primarily managed by the NEFMC). Prior to working in fisheries he spent a few years in teaching and worked as a consultant for hazardous material remediation projects. Jason has a BA with majors in Political Science and Biology from Tufts University and a Masters of Marine Policy from the University of Delaware.