Michael G. Scott Award Winners
I am currently a Fisheries Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and work in the Western Washington Office located in Olympia , Washington . I received my B.S. in Fisheries Management from Humboldt State University in 1990 and a M.S. in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington (1994). I've been employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region 1 for the past 14 years where I began my career as a field technician in the Arcata, California field office, followed by a summer focused on fish health issues in Olympia , Washington . At the University of Washington , where I was a Co-op Education student, I studied the effects of reduced oxygen on trout embryonic development.
In my current position, which I have had for the past 10 years, I have focused on salmon harvest management issues. I have contributed to the development of a method to estimate mortalities of coho salmon in proposed selective and non-selective fisheries, providing a means of evaluating the impacts of interjurisdictional and local selective fisheries on depressed coho salmon stocks in the Pacific Northwest . I am currently working with State, Tribal and Canadian biologists and statisticians in a coast-wide coho salmon cohort-reconstruction effort which will be used to update the pre-season fishery harvest model currently used in fishery negotiations and assessments in the region.