Mark Bowen is Regulatory Program Manager and Data Analyst with the National Fisheries Institute, based in McLean, Virginia. In that role, he works with the Better Seafood Board, an organization formed to address economic integrity issues in the seafood industry, to develop educational materials for the benefit of members. He also coordinates activities of the NFI Importers Committee and monitors FDA Import Alerts and Import Refusals. He previously worked for Excellence Through Stewardship, an organization focused on best practices and quality management in research in plant science, and the U.S. Apple Association which represents apple growers, shippers and consumers. Bowen has a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.