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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Scientist
The Billfish Foundation

Freelance Voice Actor
Self-employed

Affiliations

Volunteer
Children's Cancer Association

Advisory Board Member
Sea Watch

Board Member
ALL AT SEA

Member of and Swords Board
Inside Sportfishing

Education

PhD

PhD
zoology , fisheries ecology and statistics
North Carolina University

degrees

University of North Carolina

doctorate
Marine Fisheries Ecology
North Carolina State University

Web References (197 Total References)


Coastal Conservation Association

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Dr. Russell Nelson

Gulf Fisheries Consultant
...
Dr. Russell Nelson, CCA's consultant to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council, is a 25-year veteran of marine fisheries management and research. His background in fish population dynamics gives CCA an expert capable of working in the management process from the initial stock assessment through final regulatory action by the Council.
Nelson has a doctorate in Marine Fisheries Ecology from North Carolina State University and served as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service until he became the chief scientist and then executive director of Florida's fledgling Marine Fisheries Commission in 1986. During his tenure, tough legal and political battles with commercial interests did not keep Florida from enacting sweeping conservation-based regulations to protect and restore previously overfished stocks of red drum, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, spotted seatrout, snook, tarpon, snappers, groupers, and bonefish. In the 1990s, Florida led the nation in implementing requirements for sea turtle and finfish bycatch reduction devices in shrimp trawls.
Nelson spent 14 years as a member of both the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fisheries Management Councils and has more than 15 years of experience with the U.S. Advisory Council and delegation to the International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. He has worked on the development of management plans for more than 300 species of marine life at the state, national and international levels.
In 2000, Nelson founded an international fisheries consulting group specializing in conservation science and advocacy for recreational fishing interests. In addition to his work with CCA, he has led conservation efforts for The Billfish Foundation and organizations on the U.S. West Coast as well as in Mexico, Central America and Australia.


Coastal Conservation Association

www.joincca.org [cached]

Dr. Russell Nelson

Gulf Fisheries Consultant
...
Dr. Russell Nelson, CCA's consultant to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council, is a 25-year veteran of marine fisheries management and research. His background in fish population dynamics gives CCA an expert capable of working in the management process from the initial stock assessment through final regulatory action by the Council.
Nelson has a doctorate in Marine Fisheries Ecology from North Carolina State University and served as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service until he became the chief scientist and then executive director of Florida's fledgling Marine Fisheries Commission in 1986. During his tenure, tough legal and political battles with commercial interests did not keep Florida from enacting sweeping conservation-based regulations to protect and restore previously overfished stocks of red drum, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, spotted seatrout, snook, tarpon, snappers, groupers, and bonefish. In the 1990s, Florida led the nation in implementing requirements for sea turtle and finfish bycatch reduction devices in shrimp trawls.
Nelson spent 14 years as a member of both the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fisheries Management Councils and has more than 15 years of experience with the U.S. Advisory Council and delegation to the International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. He has worked on the development of management plans for more than 300 species of marine life at the state, national and international levels.
In 2000, Nelson founded an international fisheries consulting group specializing in conservation science and advocacy for recreational fishing interests. In addition to his work with CCA, he has led conservation efforts for The Billfish Foundation and organizations on the U.S. West Coast as well as in Mexico, Central America and Australia.


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.


Hilton stops serving sailfish and marlin in Costa Rica

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"TBF is proud of the efforts by Enrique Ramirez who secured the participation of the four participating Hilton Worldwide properties in Costa Rica and explained the conservation and business benefits of the world's sportfishing tourists, reaffirming Costa Rica's stature as one of the world's premier fishing destinations," says TBF Chief Scientist Dr. Russell Nelson.


With the help of TBF's ...

www.lossuenos.com [cached]

With the help of TBF's Dr. Russell Nelson, we hosted the country's first circle hook seminar and invited members of the local fisheries ministry, INCOPESCA, to attend.

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