Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium


Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Scott Kraus, Vice President and Senior Science Advisor/Chief Scientist, Marine Mammal Conservation, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, is one of the leading experts on the biology of the North Atlantic right whale, and has extensive experience with his team at the Aquarium in building consensus among industry and scientists in achieving conservation outcomes. These include the relocation of shipping lanes away from sensitive whale habitats, and the development of practical “whale friendly” fishing methods. Dr. Kraus has a PhD.



Dr. Alexia Morgan

Dr. Alexia Morgan has been working in the field of fisheries for over twenty years. Alexia began her career as a fisheries observer, obtaining her masters in marine biology and doctorate in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Alexia’s doctorate focused on a modeling project looking at ways to protect the dusky shark in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Alexia’s work interests focus on large pelagic species, namely sharks and tunas, the fisheries that target them and the bycatch associated with these fisheries.

Associated Researchers

Capacity Building to Reduce Marine Mammal Bycatch in Small-scale Fisheries

This project provided training in social science techniques for characterizing the fishing industry within three target countries: Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. The project was designed to support NMFS/OIA efforts to reduce marine mammal bycatch in international fisheries, especially those that export fish and fish products to the United States.

Assessments of vision to reduce right whale entanglements


Kraus, S.D. and M. Hagbloom




Final Report to the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction under NOAA Award #NA10NMF4520343 to the New England Aquarium, Boston, USA

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15 pp.


Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction/New England Aquarium