Danielle oversees the aquaculture component of NOAA’s sustainable seafood portfolio. She is responsible for providing the strategic vision for developing a strong marine aquaculture industry in the United States. Specifically, she leads the office’s work on several distinct priority areas including regulation and policy, science, outreach, and international activities in support of U.S. aquaculture. Ms. Blacklock came to this position after serving in various roles within the agency for the past 10 years. Most recently, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Aquaculture. Prior to that, she was the Senior Advisor for Operations at Fisheries, providing advice and support to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations. Ms. Blacklock received her Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington, and her Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science from the University of Maine.