NOAA 99R501
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dane Konop
1/15/99

Emory D. Anderson Named Sea Grant Fisheries Program Director

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Dr. Emory D. Anderson program director for fisheries at NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program Office in Silver Spring, Md.

Dr. Anderson will work on enhancing coordination between Sea Grant and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.

"Dr. Anderson's career as a professional in fisheries science has spanned nearly 30 years, with broad experience at the national and international levels in both research and administration, experience that seems tailor-made for his new position with Sea Grant," said Dr. Ronald Baird, director of the National Sea Grant College Program.

He most recently served as a senior scientist for NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Center in Woods Hole, Mass. There he was chairman of the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop process, which is responsible for performing assessments of fisheries resources off the northeast U.S. coast between North Carolina and Canada. He also served as the center's liaison to the New England Fishery Management Council and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

He received a B.S. in education (mathematics) from Dana College, Blair, Neb., in 1961 and a Ph.D. in fisheries biology from the University of Minnesota in 1969.

For more information about Sea Grant, visit its World Wide Web page at
http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/NSGO.