EDF Statement on the Departure of Eric Schwaab from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

May 22, 2013
Media Contact: Matt Smelser, 512.731.3023, msmelser@edf.org


(WASHINGTON – May 22, 2013) “Eric Schwaab’s leadership at NOAA has been critical for the health of our nation’s fisheries. He has guided the agency toward a balance of conservation and economic concerns while working to end overfishing and ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s most important resources, the ocean.  Eric brought the interests of recreational fishermen into the agency’s consideration in a way it had not been before – ensuring that all stakeholders had a voice within NOAA. All of us who care deeply for our nation’s fisheries wish Eric well in his new role at the National Aquarium and thank him for his dedicated service.”






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