NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Alan is an economist for NOAA Fisheries at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Economic and Social Science Research Program in Seattle. Alan’s research is focused on understanding and predicting how fishers respond to various impacts on fisheries, including the creation of marine protected areas, changes in market structure, and climate change. Alan has worked on the Bering Sea pollock fishery, the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands flatfish fishery, and the Alaska sablefish fishery. As part of the Bering Sea Project, Alan will expand current models of fisher behavior to make predictions about how the pollock fishery will adjust to future changes in climate. Similar models will also be applied to the different gear types that fish for Pacific cod in the Bering Sea. Alan was an undergraduate at Stanford University and completed his PhD in economics at the University of Washington in 2005.