Join us in welcoming Emily McGuckin as the new American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Program Director.
A 2018 graduate of Stockton University, Emily earned a degree in Marine Science, with a minor in Environmental Science. Immediately after graduating, she went on to become a Fish Tagging Intern, working with Jeff Dement, the Littoral Society's former Fish Tagging Director.
After the internship, she continued to volunteer with the Fish Tagging Program over the years. When Jeff Dement passed away in January 2021, she stepped into his role as a volunteer and continued to help with the program until officially hired to the Fish Tagging Director’s position in September 2021.
Emily is really looking forward to improving on Jeff’s already amazing program and hopes to help the program grow scientifically as well as through membership. She really loves marine ecosystems and thinks it important to keep updating our scientific knowledge of fisheries, especially now, knowing that sea temperatures are changing. Understanding how different fisheries are doing along the East Coast helps the program advocate for issues important to the recreational fishing community and for the fish themselves.
She is always interested in any ideas someone might have to improve the program. If you'd like to become a fish tagging member or receive more information about the program, please email Emily at Emily.McGuckin@littoralsociety.org.