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Tiffany Waters

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Aquaculture Strategy Specialist for Global Aquaculture at the Nature Conservancy. Responsible for co-developing strategy and is the liaison between global and local chapters, working closely with field programs to develop new projects, support existing aquaculture projects, and facilitate knowledge sharing and best practices. Supports development of innovative scientific methods and frameworks to improve sustainable aquaculture management, externally communicates solutions and best practices, and engages support for the strategy within the conservation community and aquaculture industry. 

The Global Aquaculture by Design strategy exist of two prongs: 

Restorative Aquaculture - advancing and assessing the ecosystem services of shellfish and seaweed aquaculture to accelerate coastal ecosystem recovery; and 
Smart Growth - improving best practices in policy, regulation, and management; and directing impact capital to improve aquaculture's environmental performance.

Education

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington, United States
M.S., 2015
Resource Management
Dissertation: Washington’s fish consumption rate and water quality standards: Fostering allies to keep our seafood clean

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
B.A., 2004
Geography, Anthropology

Job History

The Nature Conservancy
Aquaculture Strategy Specialist
Arlington, VA, United States
September 2017 - present

Hama Hama Oysters
Director of Finance and Sustainability
Lilliwaup, WA, United States

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Puget Sound Recovery Projects Coordinator
Olympia, WA