Lee Anderson, professor of marine policy, was appointed earlier this year to serve as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Nominated by the governors of their respective states, council members are appointed to serve three-year terms. Anderson began his tenure in August and will serve through August 2010.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for supervising fisheries in federal waters that occur predominantly off the mid-Atlantic coast. As a council member, Anderson will vote on plans proposed by the group and participate on several committees, including the Surfclam Ocean Quahog/Tilefish, Highly Migratory Species, and Bycatch/Limited Access committees.
“I wanted to get back in and participate in the management practices as well as teach and work in the theory,” said Anderson, who also served on the council 12 years ago.
Anderson also is president of the North American Association of Fishery Economists. His current research deals with simulation models, design and implementation of individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs, the economics of fishing in time and space, and marine reserves.