Dr. Megan Davis is a Research Professor in Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement and the Director of the Queen Conch Lab at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She is the world’s foremost expert on queen conch aquaculture for restoration, conservation, and sustainable seafood. Dr. Davis is a research professor in aquaculture and stock enhancement and the director of the Queen Conch Lab at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She serves as chair of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee and also serves on the National Aquaculture Association’s Marine Aquaculture Committee.
Through her work at the institute, she was part of a team that helped retrain more than 700 commercial fishermen, affected by a state-enacted net ban, as clam farmers. Davis assisted in establishing a 30-acre aquaculture development park to provide industry workforce training and develop new technology to aid in producing species to recirculate systems. She also enjoys sharing information about healthy seafood and sea vegetables through cooking demonstrations and presentations about sustainability.