“Jessica Joyce played an essential role in building capacity for science and policy development within Maine's shellfish industry. She led the development of a research needs listening session at the Shellfish Focus Day of the Maine Fishermen's Forum which brought together a diverse group of industry stakeholders including clammers, shellfish dealers, Maine Department of Marine Resources staff, municipal officials, and non-profit groups. From this event she created a number of outreach products to help municipalities connect with current science to strengthen co-management such as a summary report of research needs, a technical report that provided science highlights, and an archive of materials for a new website. She is highly motivated and organized, has extensive fisheries knowledge, and is an excellent writer.”

— Bridie McGreavy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism and Faculty Fellow,  Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

Tidal Bay Consulting took the time to understand the issues facing our small nonprofit and made a customized plan to guarantee our time spent on this project was efficient and successful. Jessica worked to ensure that we had the results we needed, when we needed them, and presented in a way that was accessible to our staff and board.
— Ben Martens, Executive Director, Maine Coast Fishermen's Association

“Jessica Joyce was a critical element in the success of the New England Fishery Management Council’s program review in 2018. She compiled and organized an extensive reading list for the reviewers, worked with the panel chair to structure the agenda, helped facilitate the meeting, and assisted the reviewers as they drafted the report. She was a pleasure to work with, responding quickly to changes in direction and always communicating in a clear manner. Her work took a huge burden off the shoulders of the Council staff. With her extensive background in resource management issues, she would be an excellent choice for any project that requires independent thinking and strong communication skills.”

Tom Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council


Projects

 Council program review

Council program review

 Maine Bivalve Shellfish research Compendium (Photo: Sara randall, downeast institute)

Maine Bivalve Shellfish research Compendium (Photo: Sara randall, downeast institute)

 

Red Crab

 Atlantic deep-sea red crab supplemental information report (2016) (Photo courtesy of NMFS)

Atlantic deep-sea red crab supplemental information report (2016) (Photo courtesy of NMFS)


 

Electronic Monitoring

 Electronic Monitoring in the New England Groundfish Fishery: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative Research Project (2013-2015) (Photo courtesy of Chenie Prudhome)

Electronic Monitoring in the New England Groundfish Fishery: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative Research Project (2013-2015) (Photo courtesy of Chenie Prudhome)

Ocean Planning

Atlantic Herring

 atlantic herring management strategy evaluation workshops - New England fisherY Management Council (Photo Courtesy of NMFS)

atlantic herring management strategy evaluation workshops - New England fisherY Management Council (Photo Courtesy of NMFS)