Seanbob KellySeanbob Kelly

2008 Alaska Sea Grant Knauss Fellow

UAF degree

M.S. Fisheries Oceanography. I identified broad spawning regions in Prince William Sound, Alaska, for juvenile Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) using otolith chemistry as a tool. Dr. Brenda Norcross was my major adviser.

New job as Knauss fellow

For the next year I will be working for NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Domestic Fisheries Division (SF3) and Fisheries Management Program.

The projects I will be working on originate with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the 2006 MSA reauthorization. My first project will focus on the MSA's End Overfishing Initiative by implementing annual catch limits and accountability measures. I am currently writing the 2007 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

Best part of being a Knauss Fellow, so far

I feel like everyone's door is open to me as a Knauss fellow.

Favorite D.C. pastimes

Museums and Knauss happy-hour meetings.

Favorite Alaska pastimes

Hunting, fishing, brewing beer.

Future Plans

Return to Alaska and be active in fisheries.