Leadership Biographies

Dr. Roy E. Crabtree
Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Service

 

Dr. Roy E. Crabtree has served as the regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service's Southeast Regional Office since January 2003. Previously, Dr. Crabtree was employed as a senior research scientist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida Marine Research Institute, and as the director of the Commission's Division of Marine Fisheries. He has served these state and federal fishery management agencies for over 15 years, after beginning his career as a self-employed fishing guide in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park.

Dr. Crabtree earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Furman University in 1976, his master's degree in marine science from the University of South Carolina in 1978, and his doctorate in marine science from the College of William and Mary in 1984. He has authored or coauthored 36 scientific publications and six selected unpublished assessments.

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Andy Strelcheck
Deputy Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Service

 

Andy Strelcheck has served as the deputy regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office since March 2015. He began his career with NOAA in 2004 as a fishery biologist, and from 2008-2015 served as chief of the Limited Access Privilege Programs Data Management Branch. In this capacity, he oversaw analytical work used to support management decisions made by three regional fishery management councils.

He also oversaw the development, administration and implementation of several catch share programs, including the Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota programs, Headboat Collaborative pilot study, and Bluefin Individual Bycatch Quota program.

Prior to NOAA, Mr. Strelcheck worked as a biological scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He earned his bachelor's degree in biological science from Florida State University, and a master's in marine science from the University of South Alabama.

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