Dr. Doyle A. Hanan


Dr. Hanan formed and is president of Hanan & Associates, Inc. a marine consulting firm providing expertise to fisheries and wildlife agencies, municipalities, and foundations.  After an early retirement as a senior marine biologist supervisor for California Department of Fish and Game, he was employed as marine director for HDR Engineering, Inc.  At CDFG, he directed and participated in research teams investigating nearshore and offshore fisheries, as well as, marine mammals, invertebrates and plants.  His projects focused on marine ecosystems and population biology; development and implementation of fishery management plans (white seabass plan, CPS plan, market squid plan); applied research, and fisheries analysis.  He designed and implemented observer programs for the shark/swordfish drift gillnet fishery, the nearshore setnet fisheries, salmon troll fishery, and CPFV fishery.  He was the states voting member of California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI).  He was selected to serve on two standing committees to advise the Secretary of Commerce: 1) Pacific Scientific Review Group which reviews all marine mammal stocks, research, and fisheries interactions in the Pacific Ocean; and 2) Drift Gillnet/Pacific Cetacean Take Reduction Team which was charged with developing overseeing a plan to reduce marine mammal bycatch in this fishery. The plan did effect an 80% reduction in this bycatch.  He served on the National Ecosystem Principles Panel commissioned by Congress through the Sustainable Fisheries Act to develop recommendations expanding the application of ecosystem principles in fishery conservation and management activities.  He participated in the working and contributing groups for the Report to Congress on Salmon-Pinniped and Greater Ecosystem Interactions commissioned by Congress in the reauthorization of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  For PFMC, he was co-chair of the CPS FMP development team and chair of the CPS management team that developed, wrote, and implemented the CPS FMP.  He served recently on the PFMC Highly Migratory Species Advisory Sub panel.  H&A, Inc. has contracted with National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc., the City of San Diego, and the California Wetfish Producers Association.  Projects include fish, fisheries, and marine mammal research and consulting.  He recently served on the MLPA scientific advisory team for the State of California.


Affiliations and panel experience:


Member: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel; Representative: California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) committee; Representative: Pacific Scientific Review Group (advising Secretary of Commerce on marine mammals in the Pacific); Member: Pacific Drift Gillnet Take Reduction Team; Member: Congressional pinniped/salmon interaction working group; Co-chair: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s CPS fishery management plan development team; Chair: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Coastal Pelagic Fisheries Management team; Member: Congressional National Ecosystem Principles Panel; Representative:  Mexus-Pacifico; Advisor: United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization on shark fisheries management; Member: marine mammal society; Associate Editor: California Fish and Game quarterly periodical; Journal Referee: Marine and Coastal Fisheries, Fisheries Bulletin, Marine Mammal Science, Fisheries Oceanography, International Whaling Commission Special Reports, and CalCOFI Fisheries Investigations Reports, Brazilian Journal of Oceanography; Research and Grant Reviewer: California Sea Grant, Saltonstall-Kennedy: and City of San Diego; Court-recognized Expert witness: on retainer City of  San Diego. Member: Scientific Advisory Team, State of California MLPA initiative.