Director of the Large Pelagics Research Center named NH Conservationist of the Year
April 4, 2007
Molly Lutcavage, research associate professor of zoology and director
of the Large Pelagics Research Center, received the NH Conservationist
of the Year award at the 9th Annual Coastal Conservation Association dinner
in Hampton on March 31. The award honored Lutcavage’s support of
CCA New Hampshire#8217;s mission to protect New Hampshire marine resources.
Lutcavage and Peter Whelan, president of CCA N.H.
The Large Pelagics Research Center, which comprises the UNH Large Pelagics
Research Lab as well as a grant program and education initiatives, seeks
to develop effective ecosystem-based management strategies for large pelagic
species such as tunas, marlins, sharks and sea turtles in the northwest
Atlantic Ocean. It is a center of excellence established through partnership
between the University of New Hampshire and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration through the National Marine Fisheries Service.
The Coastal Conservation Association is a national organization of more
than 90,000 members with chapters from Maine to Texas. The New Hampshire
Chapter was founded in 1998 and now has more than 225 active members.