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NOAA Fisheries Policy Analyst Tobey Curtis holding a thorny skate. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries

Little skate.  Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries

Tobey Curtis is a Fishery Policy Analyst at NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, MA.  His work mainly focuses on the management of regional fisheries for skates, spiny dogfish, and bluefish.  Additionally, Tobey has been studying sharks and rays for over 15 years, conducting research on ecology, behavior, and fisheries for a variety of species.  He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. 

If you missed the chance to ask Tobey questions about skates on Twitter on Thursday June 5, not to worry, we've captured the essence of the discussion for you here.  

Check out these links to other interesting information about sharks and skates. You can also learn more about what we are doing to study and manage skate and shark populations.

What We're Doing to Learn More About Skates

GARFO Northeast Skate Complex web page

Spiny Dogfish, Skates, Smalltooth Sawfish—Oh My!

Meet Our Sharktastic Scientists!

FishWatch Profile – Winter Skate