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Gulf Council Selects Dr. John Froeschke as its New Deputy Director
News Release
Saturday, September 01, 2018

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has named Dr. John Froeschke as its new Deputy director. Dr. Froeschke has worked as a Fishery Biologist and Statistician for the Council since 2009.

John earned his Ph.D from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. There, he worked on developing predictive models used to improve our understanding of environmental factors affecting fish distribution and abundance in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to this, Dr.Froeschke completed his Master's of Science in Biology at California State University, Northridge. He worked as a fish biologist at Occidental College in Los Angeles and as a scientific diver for several years.  John currently lives in central Florida and enjoys fishing and camping with his wife and two young children. 

"Dr. Froeschke brings a well-rounded perspective to the Deputy Director position.  In his 9 years of service for the Council, he has worked on a wide range of topics including reef fish, coral, and habitat." Says Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director of the Gulf Council.  "He has a great deal of experience working with fisheries data as well as knowledge of the science and management process.  I am positive his experience and expertise will enhance the success of the Council and its staff.  We all look forward working with him in his new position!"

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