Sara Winslow

North Carolina - Appointed At-Large Member (1st term, Exp. 2018)

Sara Winslow was appointed to the Council in 2015 as an at-large member from the state of North Carolina. She worked for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for more than three decades before her retirement in 2011.

Ms. Winslow began her career with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries in 1979 as a fisheries technician. She rose through the ranks to become biologist supervisor for the division’s Northern District in 1988. In this job she was responsible for the biology staff and projects conducted out of the Elizabeth City, Manteo, and Columbia offices. In 2000, she was promoted to Northern District Manager. She served in this role until her retirement from the Division in 2011.

During her career, Ms. Winslow led river herring, shad, and striped bass research projects and served as staff lead in the development of fishery management plans for these species. She also reviewed and commented on habitat alteration project permits and she served as the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission representative for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Negotiated Rulemaking and Management Plan. Winslow served as the North Carolina representative on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for Shad and River Herring Technical Committee, Striped Bass Technical Committee and Striped Bass Tagging Committee. She also participated or served as chief scientist on the state/federal Cooperative Ocean Winter Tagging Cruise for 21 years.

Winslow holds a bachelor’s of science degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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