Paul Doremus leads NOAA’s strategy to expand US seafood production through aquaculture, increased efficiency in wild capture fisheries, and improvements in international fisheries management and trade. In response to rising global demand for seafood and limited supplies from wild capture fisheries, he is working across government, industry, and the nonprofit sectors to provide a predictable and efficient regulatory environment, a robust scientific and technical infrastructure, and greater social awareness and acceptance of sustainable seafood.
Paul also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for NOAA Fisheries, responsible for the agency’s strategy and performance, budget and finance, policy and communications, IT and facilities, and human resources. He oversees Fisheries’ Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, the Office of Law Enforcement, and the Office of Aquaculture. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. The agency is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources, including productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected marine resources, and healthy ecosystems.
Paul received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, and has over twenty years of experience in Federal science, technology, and environmental policy and management.