Kahl named to new position at Gloucester Marine Station

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The School of Earth and Sustainability has named Katie Kahl to a newly created position, extension assistant professor in sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience, at the Gloucester Marine Station. She will bridge the university’s research capacity with ecological, economic, and social needs in the area.

“We are delighted to see the Gloucester Marine Station revitalized and now staffed with a full-time research and education representative from our campus,” said UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. “This position will foster valuable relationships with a variety of communities and organizations on the North Shore and Cape Ann.”

Kahl’s immediate plans include organizing an advisory group of community, local, state, and federal government representatives as well as seafood, fishing, marine tech, and environmental industry leaders to establish a vision and scope of work for the next one to five years. “I hope that UMass Amherst’s Gloucester Marine Station can serve as a vehicle for local and regional stakeholders to engage with the university,” she said. “This group will help us define the next phase for the station.”
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Media: Gloucester Times