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Link, Michael

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President, LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc.
Senior Fisheries Biologist and Policy Analyst

Joined LGL in 1992

Degrees & Diplomas

M.R.M.: Simon Fraser University (Natural Resources Management) 1995
B.Sc.: Simon Fraser University (Biology) 1987
Dipl.Tech.: British Columbia Institute of Technology (Forest Resource Technology) 1984

Professional Interests

  • Innovation in fisheries management
  • Application of fisheries economics principles to benefit real-world fisheries
  • Application of mark-recapture methods to assess the abundance of animals
  • Design and application of fishwheels for fisheries research and monitoring
  • Building capacity among regional and native organizations to manage natural resources
  • Assessing the value of information from fisheries stock assessment programs
  • Experimental design and adaptive management approaches to natural resource management

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Michael Link has been actively involved in fisheries research and management for over two decades. Since joining LGL, Michael has managed and directed numerous innovative and high-profile fisheries research and management programs in Alaska and British Columbia. In addition to his achievements in science, he has spent much of his career working to build institutional capacity within regional and native organizations to conduct resource management activities. Under contract, Michael is the Chief Scientist for the Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute, where he is working to improve the economics of the world's largest salmon fishery and helping Bristol Bay area residents to become meaningfully involved in fisheries research and management. Michael has an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Natural Resources Management from Simon Fraser University. His academic work focused integrating knowledge of fisheries science and management with fisheries economics to improve the assessment and management of fish stocks. Michael once worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as Research Project Leader for Bristol Bay salmon.

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