Zachary Whitener

Research Associate, Vessel Safety Officer

Zach first joined GMRI as an intern in the summer of 2009. After the conclusion of his internship, he joined GMRI full time as a Research Technician and has since been promoted to Research Associate. Zach’s research in this role focuses primarily on fish populations, including age, growth, and stock structure.

Growing up on Long Island in Casco Bay, Zach has always had a passion for the Gulf of Maine. He has lobstered in Casco Bay since the age of 10, holding several other fishing jobs along the way. His rich local knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset to his team.

Zach received his BA in Anthropology from Brown University, where his studies focused on Marine Resource Management. He later went on to receive his MS in Marine and Environmental Sciences from The University of the Virgin Islands. Outside of work, Zach has a passion for fishing, cooking, and (if he’s lucky) cooking fish.