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NOAA Fisheries National Policy Advisor
for Recreational Fisheries
Russell (Russ) Dunn brings 14 years of public and private sector marine fisheries policy experience to the position of NOAA Fisheries National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries at both the national and international levels. Since joining NOAA Fisheries Service in 2002, he has served as Branch Chief of the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division in the Southeast Region, the primary domestic policy advisor for the United States’ delegation to ICCAT, and as the Acting Chief of the HMS Management Division.
Prior to joining NOAA Fisheries, Dunn was the Director of Government Relations for the National Audubon Society’s Living Ocean’s Campaign, served on NOAA Fisheries Service’s Billfish and Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panels, and worked for then Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell to facilitate consensus building on issues within the U.S. Senate.
Dunn is based out of the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office and may be contacted at 727-551-5740 and via email at Russell.Dunn@noaa.gov.