Janet Coit Named Fisheries Leader

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June 21, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Janet Coit has been named Assistant Administrator of the National Marie Fisheries Service (NMFS). She was previously the longest-serving Director of Environmental Management in Rhode Island and will now be responsible for overseeing the nation’s fishing industries. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“With the climate crisis threatening ocean life as we know it, we are depending on our leaders to treat this situation with the urgency it demands,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “By appointing a highly regarded expert from New England, President Biden will have a NMFS leader who understands the perils our ocean faces and the promise it holds in a resilient future. CLF looks forward to working with Administrator Coit to restore healthy fisheries in New England and protect critical ocean species and habitat.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.