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OC Research Scientist Reappointed to Federal Advisory Committee for Atlantic Tunas and Swordfish

U.S. commercial fisherman Captain Tim Palmer (left) and OC Research Scientist David Kerstetter, Ph.D. during collaborative fisheries research off Antalya, Turkey in 2011.

Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Research Scientist David Kerstetter, Ph.D. was reappointed on Feb. 11 for another 2-year term to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).  This body serves as the formal advisory body to the NOAA Fisheries Service for the U.S. Delegation to ICCAT, the international fisheries management organization responsible for Atlantic Ocean stocks of tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks.  The Advisory Panel is comprised of 20 appointed members, only four of which are reserved for academic researchers.  Kerstetter is a recognized expert on the pelagic fisheries of the Atlantic Ocean for swordfish and tuna, and this is the fourth consecutive Advisory Committee term for Kerstetter.