NOAA Fisheries appoints first-ever research economist

Doug Lipton has become the first-ever senior research economist at NOAA Fisheries, the body has announced. In this new role, Lipton will provide leadership and strategic direction to the agency’s economics and social science research program. Read more The other senior scientists at Fisheries are Richard Methot, named in October 2012 as the new senior scientist for stock assessments,  Read more and Jason Link, named in December 2012 as the new senior scientist for ecosystem management. Read more