Thomas Baum

Designated Official, State of New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries

Mr. Thomas Baum serves as designee to Mr. David Chanda, Director of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Tom has been with the New Jersey Bureau of Marine Fisheries since 1986, and recently was recently assigned as NJ’s State representative to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. He has worked on several striped bass monitoring, restoration and compliance projects in addition to serving on several ASMFC technical committees and ACCSP Committees.

Tom earned his degree in Marine Science at The Richard Stockton College of NJ. His previous experience includes working for NMFS as a Foreign Fisheries Observer; a technician for the NJ Bureau of Shellfisheries; and for an Environmental Consultant assessing the impingement and entrainment effects of the cooling system for a NJ Power Plant. While at school, he interned as a technician, collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs in order to produce Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL).

He lives in Egg Harbor Township (South Jersey) with his wife Jackie. They have three grown children; their son manages a local pizza shop, a daughter who is a NJ State Trooper, and another daughter who is attending Virginia Tech. Tom is an avid runner, bicyclist and saltwater angler.