Melissa leads EDF's EM Policy work in the US West Coast region and is a team member of EDF's global Smart Boat Initiative, working with industry and technology partners to test sensor, network, data analysis and other technologies to open new frontiers for fishing fleets of all sizes. She is actively engaged in helping to shape the EM regulatory program for the US Pacific Groundfish fishery as a member of the Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee, or GEMPAC. She also leads a pilot project to deploy EM systems on small scale rockfish hook and line vessels fishing an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) project out of Monterey Bay, California. Melissa received her Masters of Science in Marine Science from San Francisco State University, studying applied fisheries science while at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.
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