Sara Cleaver (2017)

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Program

2017 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship

Assignment

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Education

Professional and Research Interests

At the Duke University Marine Lab, Sara focused on optimizing conservation benefits of a pelagic marine protected area for highly migratory species, using longline catch data for the Charleston Bump. “This fellowship will enable me to gain first-hand knowledge of the Council process and how fisheries research is utilized within the management framework,” she said. “I hope to work at the intersection of fisheries science and policy to conserve marine species. I seek to develop science-based management solutions that benefit resource users as well as promote healthy marine ecosystems.”