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Program Leadership

As a fundamentally collaborative effort, the program is guided by the MREP West steering committee, consisting of members from across the fishery community, scientists, managers, and educators. MREP West is administered by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and delivered by the program planning team, which handles all aspects of program facilitation and communications.

  • Bob Dooley- Commercial fisherman, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Dan Wolford- Coastside Fishing Club
  • Sherry Flumerfelt- Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust
  • Brad Pettinger- Oregon Trawl Commission
  • Chuck Tracy- Acting Executive Director, Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Jennifer Gilden- Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Tim Klassen- Charter boat operator, Eureka, CA
  • Tom Marking- Recreational fisherman
  • Shems Jud- Pacific Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund
  • John Halloway- Co-Chair, Recreational Fishing Alliance Pacific Chapter
  • Steve Joner- Makah Fisheries Management
  • Scott McMullen- Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Commission
  • Tom Dempsey- Senior Fisheries Project Director, The Nature Conservancy Monterey Bay
  • Frank Lockhart- Senior Policy Advisor, NOAA Fisheries
  • Dorothy Lowman- Chair, Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Diane Pleschner-Steele- California Wetfish Producer’s Association
  • Liz Hamilton- Northwest Sportfishing Association
  • Heather Mann, Midwater Trawlers Cooperative
  • David Crabbe, Commercial Fisherman, Monterey, CA
  • Mary Beth Nickell-Tooley- O’Hara Corporation
  • Alexa Dayton- Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Chris McHan- Gulf of Maine Research Institute