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Annie Innes-Gold
Fisheries Fellow 2023
MS Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island
BS Biology, Vassar College
Annie Innes-Gold

2525 Correa Road, HIG 239
Honolulu, HI 96822

Annie Innes-Gold is a PhD Student at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and a 2023 National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Fellow through the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program. Her proposed work titled “Where people meet the sea: how do climate change, resource management, and biocultural restoration drive fish population and fisheries dynamics in the Indo-Pacific?” will use simulation modeling to explore fish and fisheries responses to multiple, interactive drivers, while collaborating with local and regional agencies including the Division of Aquatic Resources, the Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve, Paepae o Heʻeia, and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. She will be mentored by academic advisors Dr. Lisa McManus and Dr. Elizabeth Madin as well as NOAA mentor Dr. Tye Kindinger from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

Annie is originally from Northampton, Massachusetts, and completed her BS degree in biology with a minor in anthropology at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She then attended the University of Rhode Island where she received her MS degree in biological and environmental sciences, focusing in ecology and ecosystem sciences. For her MS thesis, she created a social-ecological model of the Rhode Island marine food web and fisheries to evaluate tradeoffs between commercial and recreational fisheries harvests. In January 2021, she began her PhD at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology where her work is focused on understanding how water temperature, fisheries management strategies, and fishpond restoration affect fish populations, with the goal of identifying optimal scenarios that allow for long-term fish population recovery and fisheries success.