November 21 – 23, 2019

Bob Foy

Bob Foy

Director - NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center


Dr. Robert Foy is the Director of the NOAA Fisheries Kodiak Laboratory in Kodiak, AK. He received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Fisheries and a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Alaska. He has spent over 20 years working on marine biological and ecological research and 10 years working on stock assessment and fisheries management. Currently he leads the NOAA Shellfish Assessment Program responsible for assessing population dynamics and biological responses to environmental forcing of commercial crab species in Alaska. He is currently the Chair of the Crab Plan Team of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Since 2007, Dr. Foy has worked with a team of biologists and population dynamics modelers to study the physiological and population level effects of decreased pH and carbonate limitation to simulate the effects of ocean acidification on crab species in the Bering Sea. He is a member of the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Steering Committee and a member of the DFO-NOAA OcA Research, Experimentation, and Modelling Working Group.

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