Paul Doremus, PhD

Director
Dr. Paul Doremus

Dr. Paul Doremus 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, and the Office of Law Enforcement.

He is also leading NOAA’s strategic initiative to expand US seafood production, primarily through aquaculture. 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 regulatory environment and a robust research infrastructure for US-based aquaculture.

Dr. Doremus 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.