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NOAA Appoints Dr. Jon Hare New Director of Northeast Fisheries Science Center

October 25, 2016

Dr. Jon Hare, director of NEFSCNOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center Director Jon Hare with a video plankton recorder, a device that scientists use to measure the distributional patterns of live plankton.

Today, NOAA announced the appointment of Jonathan A. 'Jon' Hare, Ph.D. as the new Science and Research Director for NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center. As director, Dr. Hare will continue the work of planning, developing, and managing a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research on the living marine resources of the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, NC. He will lead NOAA Fisheries' five northeastern labs and field stations. Dr. Hare will officially assume his new role starting October 31, 2016.

Dr. Hare has held various positions with NOAA Fisheries for more than two decades, winning multiple awards for his leadership and administrative capabilities, as well as for his research. Most recently, he served as Supervisory Research Oceanographer and Acting Ecosystems Processes Division Chief for the NEFSC Narragansett Laboratory. In this role he managed division research while also managing personnel and research resources for five different locations in the center.

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