Dr. Nick Hahlbeck, PhD

Fisheries Scientist

Dr. Nick Hahlbeck joined MRAG Americas in April 2022 as a Fishery Assessment Analyst and is now Fisheries Scientist. He works in our Certification Division on assessments and consulting projects related to sustainability standards, including MSC and RFM. Before joining MRAG Americas, Nick was a researcher, leading efforts in the field and behind the computer to answer practical questions about fish ecology, climate change, and bycatch. His experience spans commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and has involved collaboration with universities, state and federal agencies, tribes, nonprofits, and anglers. Nick holds a BS with majors in Biology and Marine Science and minors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Chemistry from the University of Miami, and a PhD in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University.