120 Arica Ln
Cudjoe key, FL 33042
Telephone: 443 683 3884 o
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Marine biologist with broad experience with all aspects of shellfish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, enhancement and restoration. Extensive knowledge and contacts in salt marsh ecology and restoration. Good understanding of the stakeholder process and its role in project success. Excellent relationships with Federal agencies, the ENGO community, the fishing industry and the marine science community.
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Biology, Troy, N.Y. 1966.
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Invertebrate Zoology, summer course and investigation, 1971.
Southern Connecticut State University graduate program in marine science, thirty-one credits, 1975 - 1980.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SCUBA certification, 1979.
Artemia Institute, Ghent, Belgium, training in Artemia sp. culture and collection, 1980.
Office of Personnel Management, Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut, six courses in management and administration, 1984 - 1989.
Center for Bilingual Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico, four week course in Spanish, 1990.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, advanced computer use training, 2000.
Gateway Community College New Haven, CT. Certification course for food handlers. 2003.
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Vice President for Sustainability and Aquaculture Development, Phillips Foods, Inc., Baltimore, MD, March 2007 – present. Responsible for developing company-owned aquaculture production facilities in various locations around the world. Assist in sourcing fish and shellfish from both aquaculture and harvest fisheries. Evaluate sustainability of aquaculture and harvest fisheries sources and develop and execute company policies for sustainable seafood sourcing. Lead an inter-departmental team to make sustainable sourcing recommendations to top management. Coordinate company investments and efforts to move source fisheries towards sustainability. Assist in new product development for seafood based on both aquaculture and harvest fisheries.
Executive Director, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Janurary 2004 – December 2007. Administration and technical services to an industry group of shellfish producers, distributors and equipment suppliers representing all of the Atlantic coast states.
President, Aquatecnics LLC., Milford, Connecticut, October 2001 - present; Consult in aquaculture and resource management. Projects include assistance with development of shellfish and finfish aquaculture enterprises and guidance to companies on governmental aquaculture issues.
Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, Maryland, September 1997 - October 2001. Developed national plans, legislation and budgets for aquaculture. Coordinated aquaculture research in National Marine Fisheries Service. Played key role in developing NOAA annual $2 billion budget.
Vice-President, Aquaculture Technology Transfer, Charleston, South Carolina, 1988 - present. Consulting in aquaculture.
Technical Manager, Sea Perfect de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ensenada, Mexico, August 1995 - February 1996. Pursued opportunities for fish and shellfish culture in Mexico.
Founder/Production Manager/Chief Biologist, Cultivos Marinos Internacionales, S.A., Caldera, Chile, January 1990 - July 1995. Largest scallop production company in the world.
Research Fisheries Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Milford, Connecticut, 1971 - 1989. Research on bivalves and fish for aquaculture and for public sector management.
Chairman, Northeast Fisheries Center Research Council, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1988 - 1989. Identified research areas, developed research plans and new ideas for fisheries management.
Marine Biologist and Hatchery Manager, Long Island Oyster Farms, Inmont Corporation, Northport, New York, 1970 - 1971. Commercial production of oysters and clams.
Marine Biologist, Marathon Aquaculture Laboratory, Inmont Corporation, Marathon, Florida, 1970. Commercial production of pompano, shrimp and spiny lobsters.
Fisheries Biologist, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Milford, Connecticut, 1966 - 1970. Research on bivalves in support of commercial aquaculture industry.
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World Aquaculture Society, member 1975 to present, Board of Directors 1988 - 1989, Publicity and Promotion Committee, 1987, Program Chair for Aquaculture 1989,Los Angeles.
National Shellfisheries Association, member 1968 to present, Membership Committee 1981, Program Committee 1982, Secretary-Treasurer 1987 - 1990.
Estuarine Research Federation, member 1972 to present.
New England Estuarine Research Society, member 1973 to present, Executive Committee 1984 - 1985, Program Chair 1986.
Caribbean Aquaculture Society, member 1985 to present.
American Academy of Underwater Science, member 1988 to present.
Coastal Society, 1998 to present.
Save the Bay Foundation, 1998 to present.
National Aquaculture Association, 1998 to present.
Global Aquaculture Alliance, 2000 to present.
Aquaculture Engineering Society, 2001 to present.
World Wildlife Fund, 1999 – present.
East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, 2003 to present
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Participated in 2009 Seafood Summit
Participated in Global Reporting Initiative seafood sector workshop
Participated in UN-FAO workshop on standards for aquaculture certification
Developed a sustainable seafood sourcing policy and mechanism for Phillips Foods.
Represented Phillips Foods in US-AID development of a Sustainable Fisheries Alliance.
Secured and coordinated Federal funding for East Coast Shellfish Research Institute.
Principal Investigator for development of best management practices for East Coast Shellfish Growers.
Facilitated hard clam seed sales from Hawaii hatcheries to Atlantic coast states.
Report on government activities related to genetically modified fish for use in U.S. aquaculture.
Vice-chair of the interagency Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture/Environmental Protection Agency aquaculture effluents task force.
Drafted Federal legislation to authorize aquaculture leases in the EEZ.
Developed NOAA Fisheries policy on organic/environmental labeling of aquatic products.
Participated in Risk Assessment and Prevention Task Force of the President’s Invasive Species Council.
Member, White House Council on Environmental Quality Task Force on Genetically Engineered Organisms.
Developed draft Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture in Federal Waters through stakeholder process.
Initiated process for Southern States Cooperative to get $10M NMFS Fisheries Finance Program loan for tilapia culture in middle-Atlantic states. (July 11, 2000).
Member, Executive Committee, Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture (JSA).
Member, Steering Committee for the Policy Center for Marine Biosciences and Technology.
NOAA Kids-to-Work Program Committee.
Member, United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel in Aquaculture.
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Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center (U.S. Department of Agriculture), University of Maryland, College Park. Technical Advisory Committee member, 2003 – present. Chair of Technical Industry Advisory Committee, 2005 – 2007.
Member of Maryland Oyster Advisory Sub-Committee on Aquaculture, 2008 to present.
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Fluent in Spanish.
In Caldera, Chile, founding owner of a small restaurant and of the only newspaper, a weekly which began publication in May 1995.
Skilled in the use of standard software for personal computers.
Working knowledge of web page design using Front Page.
Avid small boat sailor.
Active backpacker, most recently did trail repair at 11,000 feet in Colorado with the Sierra Club.
Owner of Coquille Catering, specializing in lobster/clam bakes and gourmet seafood.
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Landers, W.S. and E.W. Rhodes. 1968. Growth of young clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in tanks of running sea water. Proc. National Shellfisheries Assoc. 57: 5.
Landers, W.S. and E.W. Rhodes. 1970. Some factors influencing predation by the flatworm, Stylochus ellipticus (Girard), on oysters. Chesapeake Science 11: 55-60.
Rhodes, E.W. and W.S. Landers. 1973. Growth of oyster larvae, Crassostrea virginica, of various sizes in different concentrations of the chrysophyte, Isochrysis galbana. Proc. National Shellfisheries Assoc. 63: 53-59.
Calabrese, A. and E.W. Rhodes. 1974. Culture of Mulinia lateralis and Crepidula fornicata embryos and larvae for studies of pollution effects. Thalassia Jugoslavica, 19: 89-102.
MacInnes, J.R., E.W. Rhodes and A. Calabrese. 1974. A new electronic system for counting and measuring bivalve larvae. Chesapeake Science 15: 174-176.
Rhodes, E.W. et al. 1975. The development of methods for rearing the coot clam, Mulinia lateralis, and three species of coastal bivalves in the laboratory, Proc. Conf. on Culture of Marine Invertebrate Animals. Smith, W.L. and M.H. Chanley (eds.), pp. 273-282.
Blogoslawski, W.J., C. Brown, E.W. Rhodes and M. Broadhurst. 1975. Ozone disinfection of a sea-water supply system. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Ozone for Water and Wastewater Treatment. Rice, R.G. and M.E. Brown (eds.), International Ozone Institute, Syracuse, NY.
Blogoslawski, W.J., M.E. Stewart and E.W. Rhodes. 1978. Bacterial disinfection in shellfish hatchery disease control. Proc. World Mariculture Soc. 8: 589-602.
Rhodes, E.W. and R. Goldberg. 1978. The use of pumped raceway systems for the intermediate grow-out of hatchery reared bivalves. Proc. National Shellfisheries Assoc. 68: 85.
Rhodes, E.W. and J.C. Widman. 1980. Some aspects of the controlled production of the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). Proc. World Mariculture Soc. 11: 235-246.
Tettelbach, S.T. and E.W. Rhodes. 1981. Combined effects of temperature and salinity on embryos and larvae of the northern bay scallop, Argopecten irradians irradians. Mar. Biol. 63(3): 249-256.
Rhodes, E.W., J.C. Widman and P. Boyd. 1981. Experimental evaluation of nursery and grow-out methods for the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). ICES C.M. 1981/F:25.
Rhodes, E.W., R. Goldberg and J.C. Widman. 1981. The role of raceways in mariculture systems for the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians, and the surf clam, Spisula solidissima. In: Nursery Culturing of Bivalve Molluscs. Claus, C. N. DePauw and E. Jaspers (eds.) European Mariculture Soc. Special Publ. No. 7, pp. 227-251.
Mercaldo, R.S. and E.W. Rhodes. 1982. Influence of reduced salinity on the Atlantic bay scallop, Argopecten irradians (Lamarck) at various temperatures. J. Shellfish Res. 2:177-181.
Rhodes, E.W. and J.C. Widman. 1984. Density-dependent growth of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians, in suspension culture. ICES C.M. 1984/K:18.
E.W. Rhodes. 1984. Aquaculture. In: The Aquatic Environment, Problems and Perspectives. Karunga, K. (ed.) Western Conn. State Univ.
Tettelbach, S.T., P.J. Auster, E.W. Rhodes and J.C. Widman. 1985. A mass mortality of northern bay scallops, Argopecten irradians irradians following a severe spring rainstorm. Veliger 27(4): 381-385.
Sabo, B.D. and E.W. Rhodes. 1987. Indexed Bibliography of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/NEC 48, 85pp.
Rhodes, E.W., J.C. Widman and P. Boyd. 1988. Suspension culture grow-out of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians. Proc. World Mariculture Soc. 20.
Rhodes, E.W. and J.J. Manzi. 1988. Interstate shipment of larval and juvenile bivalves: effects of shipping duration and method on survival. J. Shellfish Res. 7: 130-131.
Widman, J.C. and E.W. Rhodes. 1991. Nursery culture of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians irradians, in suspended mesh nets. Aquaculture 99: 257-267.
Rhodes, E.W. 1998. NOAA fisheries and aquaculture – the third century. J. Shellfish Res. 17: 361.
Rhodes, E.W. 1999. Shrimp mariculture in the United States – issues for sustainability. FAO Fisheries Report No. 572, Suppl. pp. 123-132.
Rhodes, E.W. 1999. NOAA fisheries and aquaculture. J. Shellfish Res. 18: 275.
Rhodes, E.W. 2001. The importance of the stakeholder process to the future of marine aquaculture. In: Proceedings of the workshop “Marine Aquaculture and the Environment”, Boston, January 2001.
Rhodes, E.W. 2002. Industrial-scale scallop culture in Chile – the C.M.I experience. J. Shellfish Res. 21: 349.
Rhodes, E.W. 2008. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture – a view from the trenches. J. Shellfish Res. 27: 959.