Boston Fisheries Foundation Inducts Dr. Brian J. Rothschild into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

Boston Fisheries Foundation Inducts Dr. Brian J. Rothschild into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

Boston - Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 - The Boston Fisheries Foundation is honored to announce Dr. Brian J. Rothschild as its 2015 inductee into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame. Dr. Rothschild, President of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries, was honored at the 2015 Boston Seafood Festival for his distinguished research and leadership in the management and sustainability of local fisheries.

“Brian has been a major influence in fisheries management policy for decades at a local and international level,” said Richard Stavis, Boston Fisheries Foundation Board Member and CEO of Stavis Seafoods. “He served as a consultant, policy advisor and leading expert for numerous fishery management organizations and governments across the globe. His work with the Massachusetts Fisheries Recovery Commission, the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute and the Center for Sustainable Fisheries, which he helped found, have positively changed the dynamics and effectiveness of our local fishery management efforts.”

Dr. Rothschild of New Bedford, Massachusetts is the Montgomery Charter Professor Emeritus of Marine Science, former Dean and founder of the School for Marine Science and Technology at UMass Dartmouth. He has taught across the country at the Universities of Maryland, Washington, Hawaii and Miami, Harvard University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Rothschild is the current President of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries and has served as Co-Chairman of the Massachusetts Fisheries Recovery Commission and Co-Director of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute. He has also worked as a senior policy advisory for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and managed NOAA’s implementation of the Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976.

Working with the Food and Drug Administration and the United Nations, Dr. Rothschild has been involved with policy creation and planning in countries around the world, including Korea, France, Ireland, Egypt, Peru and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of five books, including “Dynamics of Marine Fish Populations,” published by Harvard University Press.

“Brian’s global reach and local, grass roots efforts have help revolutionize our understanding of marine science and fisheries management,” added Stavis. “ He is not only a leading scientist and author but a teacher and activist who is focused on bettering the future of our oceans and environment.”

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