Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

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. from the University of New Hampshire. Staff Profile

Dr. Timothy Werner directs the Bycatch Reduction and Mitigation Program at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, as well as the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction. He has directed living marine resource management programs in the U.S., the South Pacific, and Latin America, and holds graduate degrees in business management from Stanford University where he was a 2001 Sloan Fellow and a PhD. from Boston University. Staff Profile

Michelle Cho joined the New England Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative in 2006 and began working more on bycatch reduction and mitigation in 2016. Michelle's work focuses on the health and environmental impacts of global commercial fisheries. She previously worked as a fisheries observer based in New Bedford, MA and on trawl surveys for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. She has a joint master's degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University. Staff Profile 

Richard Malloy Jr. joined the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium as a Fisheries Research Associate in 2017. His research includes studies developing and field testing whale-release buoy rope throughout New England fisheries, field testing an electronic decoy for reducing elasmobranch bycatch in pelagic longline fisheries, and ropeless fishing: testing an innovative prototype for preventing whale entanglement. He has a master's degree in Fisheries Oceanography from the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Staff Profile

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