Veteran scientist Jon Hare named new director at NEFSC

WOODS HOLE, MA – With 20 years in fisheries research experience at NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, newly


Dr. Jon Hare. (Shelley Dawicki/NEFSC photo)

appointed Science and Research Director Dr. Jon Hare, has an intricate understanding of the center’s mission, facilities, programs and partners extending from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine.

Serving first at the NEFSC Beaufort Laboratory in North Carolina as a fisheries biologist and research associate, and more recently as the director, supervisory research oceanographer, and oceanography branch chief at NEFSC’s Narragansett Laboratory in Rhode Island, much of Hare’s research has been on larval transport and recruitment of the region’s fisheries.

“The general message is that we need to augment our single-species focus because we need to bring these other factors into the assessment and management: habitat, socioeconomic concerns, and species interaction,” Hare said.

“We have plenty of evidence there are other factors that affect the fisheries.”

Hare began to view environmental variability as more than background noise – but instead as part of a longer-term pattern of the…

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