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Program Leadership

MREP is a fundamentally collaborative effort. As such, an MREP board of advisors guides the program in each region. This group includes members from across the fishery community, scientists, managers, and educators. MREP is administered by GMRI and is delivered by the program implementation team, which handles all aspects of program design and communications.

Founding Principals

  • John Williamson, Sea Keeper Fisheries Consulting

  • Mary Beth Nickell-Tooley, O’Hara Corporation

Steering Committee Members

  • Rick Bellavance, F/V Priority Too

  • Russel Brown, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Heather Cronin, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Electronic Monitoring Project Manager
  • Alexa Dayton, formerly Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Jason Didden, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Elizabeth Etrie, Northeast Sector Services Network
  • Mary Hudson, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
  • Moira Kelly, NOAA Fisheries GARFO
  • Jonathan Labaree, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Chief Community Officer
  • Lauren O'Brien, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, MREP Project Manager
  • Owen Nichols, Center for Coastal Studies
  • Mary Beth Nickel-Tooley, O’Hara Corporation
  • Tom Nies, New England Fishery Management Council
  • Gary Shepherd, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Dave Sikorski, MD DNR Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission, ASFMC


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