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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.


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