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Dr. Russell Nelson

Chief Scientist

The Billfish Foundation

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The Billfish Foundation

5100 N. Federal Hwy Suite 200

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

United States

Company Description

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is a science-based non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and enhancing billfish populations around the world through research, education advocacy. TBF's comprehensive network of membe ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Science Director
The Billfish Foundation

Scientist
The Billfish Foundation

Chief Scientist and Director
Nelson Resources Consulting , Inc.

Fisheries Scientist
Nelson Resources Consulting , Inc.

Chief Scientist
TBF

Scientist
TBF

Science Director
TBF

Gulf Fisheries Director for the Committee
Coastal Conservation Association

Gulf Fisheries Consultant
Coastal Conservation Association

Research Biologist
National Marine Fisheries Service

Director of the New Division
Marine Fisheries

Chief Scientist and Director
Marine Fisheries

Head of the New Division
Marine Fisheries Commission

Executive Director
Marine Fisheries Commission

Affiliations

Founder
Nelson Resources Consulting , Inc.

Volunteer
Children's Cancer Association

Education

PhD

doctorate
Marine Fisheries Ecology

Ph.d

Ph.D.
Reef Analysis

Web References (197 Total References)


Rum Bum | Fishing

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TBF Mourns the Loss of TBF Chief Scientist, Russell Nelson

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Russell Nelson, The Billfish Foundation's Chief Scientist and a former leader of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission, has passed away.
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When it came to ensuring healthy fish populations, Russell Nelson was the perfect combination of scientist and reason.
As executive director of the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission (FMC), which later became part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Nelson helped develop regulations that brought redfish, snook and other species back from the brink of extinction in Florida waters.
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Russell also protected sea turtles by getting Florida to require turtle excluder devices on shrimp boats.
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Appointed by the governor, the MFC's commissioners were citizens that sometimes had little knowledge or understanding of saltwater issues, but Russell always there to gently guide them to do the right thing for Florida's marine resources.
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"Russ was an enormous asset to the Marine Fisheries Commission and was a phenomenal contributor to the safety and conservation of many fisheries in the United States," said R.Z. Safley, a former Florida legislator and one-time member (1986-1988) of the Marine Fisheries Commission.
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Russ was good because he could balance the science and the politics."
After leaving the FWC in 2000, he founded Nelson Resources Consulting, an Oakland Park-based international fisheries consulting group that specializes in conservation science and advocacy for recreational fishing interests.
With The Billfish Foundation, Russell was instrumental in several of TBF's socio-economic studies in the Los Cabos region of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama as well as being a loud voice for recreational fishing during international negotiations.
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"All I can say is that Russell, in addition to being a brilliant scientist and analyst, had the most subtle sense of humor of anyone I've ever known," said Joan Vernon, of Key Biscayne, who conducts the Presidential Challenge and worked with Nelson on billfish conservation issues in countries visited by the tournament series.
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"All I can say is that Russell, in addition to being a brilliant scientist and analyst, had the most subtle sense of humor of anyone I've ever known," said Joan Vernon, of Key Biscayne, who conducts the Presidential Challenge and worked with Nelson on billfish conservation issues in countries visited by the tournament series.
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It is hard to imagine life without Russell."
"He was super," said Capt. Bouncer Smith, of Miami Beach, who took Mr. Nelson and friends of his from Sweden daytime swordfishing two weeks ago.
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Russell received his doctorate from North Carolina State University, then worked as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service before working for the Marine Fisheries Commission. Highly respected, Nelson also served for 14 years as a member of both the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils and also served on the U.S. delegation to the International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
Nelson is survived by TBF President Ellen Peel, two adult daughters, Rebecca and Kate, his mother and several siblings.
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The post TBF Mourns the Loss of TBF Chief Scientist, Russell Nelson appeared first on The Billfish Foundation.


Meet the Team | The Billfish Foundation

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Dr. Russell Nelson

Scientist
Russell Nelson has a doctorate in Marine Fisheries Ecology and over twenty-five years experience in marine fisheries research and management. He has served as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Chief Scientist and Director of Marine Fisheries for the State of Florida, including fourteen years as a member of both the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils and has served on U.S. delegations to both ICCAT and the IATTC. During his career has participated in the development of management plans for over three hundred species of marine resources at the state, national and international levels.


The Billfish Foundation

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Dr. Russell Nelson, science director of The Billfish Foundation (TBF), along withHerbert Nanne, TBF Central American Conservation Director, are leading the TBF delegation at the meetings.

Dr. Nelson observed, "The scientific staff's proposal to close the tuna purse seine fishery in the eastern Pacific for 12 weeks is a conservation mandate that is absolutely necessary to stop overfishing on tuna and provide some relief to the bycatch mortality on billfish, dorado, wahoo and other species vital to the health of the pelagic ecosystem."


Seawatch: Advisory Board

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Russell Nelson, PhD Russell Nelson has a doctorate in Marine Fisheries Ecology and over twenty years experience in marine fisheries research and management. He has served as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Director of Marine Fisheries for the State of Florida, and fourteen years as a member of both the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils. Dr. Nelson is currently a chief scientist and director of Nelson Consulting, a firm specializing in international marine fisheries science, management and policy development. Dr. Nelson has particular expertise in coastal and highly migratory pelagic species and reef fish assemblages. He has worked on management plans for over three hundred species of marine resources at the state, national and international levels.


CCA Maryland Press Releases

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Featured speakers include Brad Gentner, Economist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Steve Early, Assistant Director of DNR's Fisheries Service, Dick Brame, CCA's Atlantic States Fisheries Director, Russell Nelson, PhD, Fisheries Scientist with Nelson Resources Consulting, Inc. and Sherman Baynard.

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