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Plumlee New Fisheries Specialist

Photo: Jeffrey PlumleeJeffrey Plumlee has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the new fisheries specialist.

Plumlee earned his bachelor’s degree in marine fisheries and a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, and Ph.D. in ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In Texas, Plumlee worked out of Galveston studying the ecology of coastal marine fishes like red snapper and sharks. For his Ph.D. in North Carolina, he primarily did his dissertation work in Morehead City at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences, studying the relationships between healthy coastal habitats and productive fisheries. After graduation, he moved back to the Gulf of Mexico for his post-doctoral research at the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Mobile, Alabama. His post-doc focused broadly on fisheries issues for species ranging from oysters to spotted seatrout.

Plumlee is excited to start at LSG and learn more about Louisiana’s diverse and productive fisheries. He hopes to start by collaborating with Louisiana fishers, fishery managers and policymakers across coastal communities to start understanding the challenges Louisiana fisheries face. His goal at LSG is to create educational programs and workshops for stakeholders to learn about sustainable fisheries management and keep Louisiana fishing for generations to come.