Andrew Marshall appointed to NOAA advisory panel

Published on
February 17, 2016

Andrew Marshall, an executive at a Massachusetts seafood supplier, has been named to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Highly Migratory Species advisory panel.

Marshall, the national accounts manager at The Town Dock, based in Rhode Island, has already begun serving his three-year term on the panel, a consultative body for NOAA Fisheries’ decisions on fishery management plans for Atlantic tuna, swordfish, billfish and sharks.

The panel members of the highly migratory species division represent commercial and recreational fishing interests and the scientific and environmental communities. Marshall’s term runs through 31 December 2018.

“Each panel member is hand-selected based on their unique skill set and qualifications,” said Margo Schulze-Haugen, chief of NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species Management division. “Andrew’s background provides a unique blend that will complement the strong makeup of the panel, and we appreciate his willingness to serve.”

Marshall is a third-generation bluefin tuna fisherman, licensed captain and charter boat operator, and has a bachelor’s degree in coastal management and policy from the University of Rhode Island.

“To have an opportunity to serve on this prestigious panel is very exciting,” said Andrew Marshall. “I have a lifelong passion for the bluefin tuna industry, and view this as a unique opportunity to contribute thoughts and ideas on critical industry issues relevant to highly migratory species.”

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