A message from Dr. Rothschild regarding what he would do as NOAA administrator. Chris McCaffity

Chris McCaffity
A message from Dr. Rothschild regarding what he would do as NOAA administrator. As you know, a NOAA administrator has many different tasks. Some are well known, but others seem to come from nowhere. The BP spill is a good example. Because of this an Administrator needs to work on a set of principles. Here are some examples.
1. Follow the letter of the law(it seems almost unnecessary to say this, but the past administration would have done a better job if they had studied the laws that govern fisheries management).   2. Focus the scientific effort on critical issues and base management decisions on science.   3. Listen to the folks that are most effected by management decisions.   4. Promote cooperative research.   5. Be transparent and operate in the sunshine.   6. Provide incentives to employees to follow principals   7.Integrate elements of NOAA to be more cost effective(e.g. Sea Grant and NMFS).
Brian J. Rothschild Montgomery Charter Professor of Marine Science and Technology   School for Marine Science and Technology University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 706 South Rodney French Boulevard   New Bedford, MA 02744-1221 USA
Please sign the petition asking President Obama to appoint Dr. Rothschild as the new NOAA administrator. http://wh.gov/RucH
  • borehead – Moderator

    This is the guy we need. Sign the petition!

  • scupguy

    I could think of no one who would be better for the job. He would return integrity to an agency that has been woefully lacking in it for as long as I can remember

    • borehead – Moderator

      Noaa is cancer ladened. He is the cure.
      Anyone else is un acceptable

  • jim kendall

    I just went to the petition site & was a bit disappointed to see that they was only 272 signatures on the petition. Brian will have a hard enough time getting over the Green hump even with our support. Here’s a chance to be heard,there’s no excuse for not signing on to the petition, & it only shows your first name & last Initial, so there is still some anonymity.