MCSPC Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Commissioner Patrick Keliher at UMaine November 20th
Commissioner Patrick Keliher has been serving as the Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources since 2012. He also serves on multiple advisory councils that tackle issues vital to the Maine and New England economy and identity, including: New England Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Advisory Panel; Sea Grant Program’s Policy Advisory Group; Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Aquaculture; Governor’s Sub-Cabinet on Natural Resources; Environmental and Energy Resources Working Group; and Penobscot River Restoration Trust. At the federal level, he has served as Chair of the ASMFC’a Striped Bass Advisory Panel and Panel Oversight Committee; Vice Chair of the ASMFC’s Fish Passage Working Group; and on the Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework, a collaborative effort to restore this iconic species.
A day with us at UMaine
Commissioner Keliher will be at the University of Maine for a full day of activities, including meeting with groups of UMaine faculty and students, tours of UMaine facilities, and meetings with administrators.
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the School of Marine Sciences
Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with a past or current career as a policy maker in the state. e Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center brings these individuals to campus for a day, to teach an undergraduate class, engage faculty about research and public policy, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students.