Careers in Fisheries enforcement – Jan 13 @ 3:30pm

Please join us this Thursday, 1/13, at 3:30 pm in MAR (Marine Studies Building) 268 to hear from the School of Marine Affairs’ very own graduate Gregg Casad, MMA ’07. He is a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) with the US Coast Guard, and currently serves as Deputy for Fisheries Enforcement. He will give a short talk and converse with students about his work in fisheries enforcement. The title of his talk is:

“The fight for fish: U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to combat Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) fishing.”

If you can, please RSVP to me (Megan Russell) to help us plan for the event, but come even if you haven’t RSVP’d. Thank you!

More about LCDR Casad:

LCDR Casad graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1998 from the Management department.  His initial tour was onboard the USCGC ALERT out of Astoria, Oregon where he served as the First Lieutenant and the lead boarding officer.  Subsequently, he was assigned as the Executive Officer of the USCGC ORCAS out of Coos Bay, Oregon. In 2002, LCDR Casad received orders to District Thirteen Office of Law Enforcement as the Living Marine Resource Officer. Over the three years in Seattle, he served as the District Commander’s representative to variety of groups including the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the take reduction team for Orca whales, and treaty negotiations for the Albacore Tuna Treaty.  In 2005, LCDR Casad was selected to attend the University of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs and received his master’s degree and certificate in environmental management in 2007.

Since 2007, LCDR Casad has served in the Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Law Enforcement as the Deputy for fisheries enforcement. In this position, he is responsible for developing strategic and operation policy and coordinating enforcement with other federal agencies for the Coast Guard’s living marine resource law enforcement program. In addition to policy development, he is responsible for conducting performance analysis and providing oversight of regional commands annual use of over 100,000 aircraft, cutter, and small boat patrol hours. Also, he is the program manager for the Coast Guard’s five Regional Fisheries Training Centers, overseeing curricula development and ensuring proper financial support for the over 3,800 students that attend the centers each year.  Outside of administrative and oversight duties, he has served as the Coast Guard representative to several international forums, including: Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization and African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership survey teams to Morocco and Senegal. He is currently working on revalidation of the Coast Guard’s ten year strategic plan, OCEAN GUARDIAN.