Sustainable Fisheries Communications Manager
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Nick’s passion for fishing and the outdoors has led him to a career of working in different aspects of fisheries research and the recreational fishing industry. While at University of Tampa, he performed gut content analysis on invasive pike killifish and collected data on juvenile bull sharks in Tampa Bay. In Louisiana, he worked closely with Louisiana Sea Grant and the commercial shrimp fishing fleet to study optimal post-harvest procedures to enhance quality and economic value in a struggling industry. His past position as the Angler Recognition Coordinator for the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) strengthened his connections to the sport fishing industry around the world. During his time with the IGFA he managed all world record inquiries, identified fish species submitted globally, and provided content for the organization’s social media, digital magazine, and yearly record book.
In 2021, Nick joined Florida Sea Grant as the communications manager for a seven-year, Gulf of Mexico-wide project focused on reducing catch and release mortality from barotrauma in recreational reef fisheries. His passion lies in working directly with anglers and hopes to continue to promote conservation and ethical angling through this position.