Dr. Jon Hare is the Science and Research Director of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. He oversees science activities related to the NOAA Fisheries mission in the Northeast region including fisheries, aquaculture, protected species, habitat, and ecosystem science. Dr. Hare received a PhD in Coastal Oceanography from SUNY Stony Brook. He was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship in 1994 to work at the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory and was hired by NOAA in 1997. Dr. Hare moved to the NOAA Narragansett Laboratory in 2005, was appointed Oceanography Branch Chief in 2008 and Lab Director in 2012. He started as Northeast Fisheries Science Center Director in 2016 and is now located at the NOAA Woods Hole Laboratory. Dr. Hare’s research has focused on fisheries oceanography: understanding the interactions between the ocean environment and fisheries populations with a goal of contributing to assessments and management. He is also an expert on the effect of climate change on marine fisheries and the implications to coastal communities..