Northeast Cooperative Research Staff

Acting Director - Northeast Cooperative Research Program
Narragansett RI and Woods Hole MA
With over 25 years of fisheries experience, Andy has worked at the NGO, State, Tribal, and Federal levels. Prior to his return to Federal service at NOAA in 2016, in the private sector he served as a Senior Partner at SeaPlan, a marine resource planning organization. In this role he led planning, business development, and management to advance coastal and marine business planning efforts in the region, including helping to advance the first offshore wind energy investments in the region and in cooperation with recreational and commercial fisheries. As a co-PI, he led the science and commercial fishing industry team to design and implement the first collaborative fisheries studies to monitor effects of offshore wind energy on demersal finfish and lobster fisheries through multi-year studies; and played a key role in reaching historic industry to industry agreements culminating in the onset of construction of the first U.S. offshore wind farm-The Block Island Wind Farm. With decades of experience working closely with commercial and recreational fishermen, he has also led an innovative program to advance regional electronic reporting/mapping with charter/party boat fishing industries in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
 
Cooperative Research Coordinator
Gloucester, MA
978 281-9276

Earl has been with the Northeast Cooperative Research Program (NCRP) since it began in 1999. His role is to facilitate strategic and fiscal planning for the NCRP, serve on the New England Fishery Management Council’s Research Steering Committee, enhance outreach to constituents, and promote cooperative research among recreational angling constituents. Prior to working in the NCRP Earl worked as an analyst in NOAA’s Fishery Statistics Office, and before joining NOAA, was the Vice President of Fishery Information Managements Systems, Inc. Outside of work, Earl volunteers in leadership development programs, mentors young scientists, and serves as Commodore of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport, MA.
 
Cooperative Research Specialist
Gloucester, MA
978 281-9197

Carolyn is a cooperative research specialist whose duties include a wide range of tasks such as aiding in the development and oversight of NEFSC cooperative research competitions and contracts, and assisting with program activities for the Northeast Cooperative Research Program. Before joining the Cooperative Research Program, she worked with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries in their fisheries and shellfish programs, and with NOAA's Northeast Regional Office in Protected Resources. Carolyn enjoys working with diverse groups on the practical applications of fisheries research, and spends her free time boating and fishing on the North Shore.
 
Cooperative Research Specialist/Federal Programs Officer
Woods Hole, MA
508 495 2070

Cheryl administers the Atlantic Sea Scallop, Monkfish, and Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside Programs. She is customer-service oriented and enjoys community outreach. She is a member of the Woods Hole Marketing Group and actively involved with the coordination of the Annual Woods Hole Science Stroll. Before joining NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center in 2007, Cheryl worked for the National Park Service at their Regional Office in Boston for 16 years as a Contracting Officer. Cheryl is a native Cape Codder, who is naturally drawn to the peacefulness of the area and is impressed with the passion of everyone involved in cooperative research. Outside of work she enjoys coordinating children's activities at a local golf club and serving meals at the homeless shelter.
 
Cooperative Research Liaison
Gloucester, MA
978 281-9326

Ryan Silva serves as the Cooperative Research Liaison for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, working with scientists, fishermen, and managers to support cooperative research efforts. With a background in fisheries science and expertise in the fishery management process, Ryan is well positioned to help bridge the gap between the science and management arenas. In this capacity, Ryan oversees implementation of the region’s research set-aside programs, experimental fishing regulations and policies, and serves as the general point of contact for the Regional Office for cooperative research.

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