Former DEM Director Janet Coit to lead federal NOAA Fisheries

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Janet Coit, former Director for the state Department of Environmental Management, has been chosen to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, the agency announced Monday.

Coit was Director of the DEM for 10 years. As NOAA Fisheries’ assistant administrator, Coit will oversee the management of recreational and commercial fisheries; marine mammal protection and marine protected species conservation; and coastal fisheries habitat conservation.

“Janet understands the direct link between natural resources management and economic vitality for our Nation,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “She is a tremendous addition to our NOAA team, who brings a wealth of experience in supporting fisheries, promoting the seafood sector, protecting the marine environment, and tackling climate change.”

Coit’s appointment is effective today.

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