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Geoff Smith

Marine Program Director, Maine

Maine

  • Areas of Expertise

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

Biography

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 twenty years of professional experience in natural resource management with an emphasis on watershed management and fisheries. He joined the Nature Conservancy staff in February 2006 and is also Staff Lead for TNC’s Gulf of Maine Whole System Conservation Team. He currently serves on the Maine Coast Community Groundfish Sector Board of Directors, the State of Maine Marine Resources Advisory Council, and the New England Fishery Management Council Groundfish Advisory Panel.

Geoff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Rollins College, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School.

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