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Geoff Smith

Marine Program Director, Maine


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Geoff Smith Geoff is the Gulf of Maine Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine. © Phoebe Parker

Areas of Expertise

Marine conservation, fisheries management, state and federal policy, strategic communications


Geoff Smith

Media Contact

Jeremy Cluchey
ph. 207-607-4843


Geoff is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Maine Chapter's marine conservation program, including developing annual workplans, designing and implementing marine conservation strategies and developing and maintaining productive partnerships with key stakeholder groups. Geoff’s other key responsibilities include supporting the marine conservation initiatives at the Gulf of Maine and North America scale, advancing marine science, and influencing ocean and coastal policies at the state, regional and national level.

Geoff has over 20 years of professional experience in natural resource management with an emphasis on watershed management and fisheries. He joined The Nature Conservancy in February 2006 and served as Staff Lead for TNC’s Gulf of Maine Whole System Conservation Team. He currently serves on TNC’s North America Region Fisheries Community of Practice and Ocean Conservation Working Group. He also currently serves as a voting member of the New England Fishery Management Council, as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, and as member of the Maine Coast Community Groundfish Sector Board of Directors.

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