Designated Official, State of North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development
Division of Marine Fisheries
Mr. Chris Batsavage serves as designee to Dr. Louis Daniel, Director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.
Mr. Batsavage serves as the Special Assistant for Councils and the Protected Resources Section Chief for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF). Mr. Batsavage began his career at NCDMF in 1998 as a Fisheries Technician at the Wanchese, NC Field Office. As a Fisheries Biologist, he served as the lead biologist for southern flounder, and he represented NCDMF on the ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass, and the Spiny Dogfish technical committees.
He received his B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech, and his M.S. in Biology from East Carolina University. Chris grew up in Leesburg, VA before attending college. He lives in Morehead City, NC with his wife, Tina, and son, Sheldon.