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Heidi Lovett
Policy Analyst 

Jennifer Lukens
Director, Office of Policy


Heidi Lovett 

Policy Analyst 

Heidi Lovett is experienced in fisheries and environmental science and management, and development of policies that protect wetlands, marine habitat, protected species, and limits the impact of pollution on marine resources. As a Policy Advisor at NOAA Fisheries, she manages the agency’s federal advisory committee, the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC), works with Leadership to identify topics for MAFAC consideration and policy development, and works directly with MAFAC subcommittees and task forces on protected resources, climate impacts, and strategic planning and budget issues.  Heidi also coordinates the agency’s Leadership Council meetings, helps train and assist staff on policy development, and works with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other funders on the Fisheries Innovation Fund, a grant aimed at improving fisheries management and supporting fishing communities across the country.  In addition, she currently works on seafood sustainability and traceability issues and tasks in support of the Task Force on IUU and Seafood Fraud.