Mike brings to RODA knowledge and experience obtained by spending years on the water operating commercial and charter fishing vessels. Mike is also a licensed attorney in the State of California whose practice focused on small businesses, fisheries management and policy, and administrative processes. Mike is the Vice Chair of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel and Co-Chair of the Marine Planning Committee.
Mike joins RODA from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) where he served as Executive Director. He has been involved in offshore wind issues off the west coast since three Call Areas were identified off California in late fall of 2018. He is also involved with NOAA’s efforts to identify and establish Aquaculture Opportunity Areas within the Southern California Bight.