BIMI Tuesday Night Talks

Dr. David Bethoney, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) based in Rhode Island, will be speaking at the Block Island Maritime Institute on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. about the important collaborative work of the CFRF, the current state of our fisheries, and initiatives tied to climate research and protection of the marine environment.Bethoney has been executive director of CFRF since March 2020. In this position he works with staff, interns, and consultants to carry out all tasks associated with ongoing projects and general administration. He also pursues new partnerships and projects under the advisement of the Board of Directors.Bethoney graduated from Colby College in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and concentration in Environmental Science. While at Colby, David spent a semester with the Sea Education Association documenting change in the Caribbean and sailing on the SSV Corwith Cramer from St. Croix, USVI to Key West, Florida with research stops at Montserrat, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. After graduating from Colby, David moved on to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) where he earned a Master’s degree in Living Marine Resource Management in 2010. His master’s thesis

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