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Michael Drexler

Board Member

Photo by Jamie Ostrand

Michael Drexler is the lead Fisheries Scientist for Ocean Conservancy’s sustainable fisheries program. He is committed to ensuring our nation’s fisheries are managed sustainably and informed by the best available science.

He fell in love with the ocean during his time in Australia on the Great Barrier Reef.  He has since spent his years researching oysters and scallops throughout Florida while working at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, fishing on tuna boats in the central Pacific, and traveling South America’s coastal areas.He now creates computer models that simulate everything from bacteria to whales to encourage the balanced use of our ocean resources.

In his free time, he enjoys sailing on his sunflower sailboat in St. Petersburg with his wife and two sons.