Dr. Juan C. Levesque is a certified American Fisheries Society Fisheries Professional with over 25 years’ experience studying marine resources. Specializing in fisheries biology, he has substantial project management, field, and technical experience overseeing complex marine and freshwater resource projects throughout the continental U.S., western North Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Given Dr. Levesque’s previous background with state and federal agencies, and his understanding of the regulatory process, environmental requirements, and technical experience, he brings a unique combination of capabilities to a project on behalf of clients in various sectors. In addition, Dr. Levesque has significant experience conducting data analyses and drafting a variety of technical documents, including peer-review publications. His expertise and experience is broad. Besides having experience working with nearshore and offshore species and environments, Dr. Levesque has worked with many different taxa from fish to marine mammals. He not only has experience studying and collecting taxa in the marine environment, but has experience working in small and large freshwater rivers. Dr. Levesque has set gillnets and used electrofishing gear from Boulder Creek in Boulder, CO to the Hudson River in Waterford, NY. Working as Fishery Manager, he also has extensive experience drafting fishing regulations and documents to meet numerous federal mandates.


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Marine Biologist, Dr. Juan C. Levesque's professional experience includes:


  • Certified American Fisheries Society Fisheries Professional with 25+ Years Experience in Fisheries Biology, Environmental Science and Marine Resource Management with Non-Profit, Small, Medium, and Large Business, and State and Federal Governments
  • Applied Field Research Experience in Fish Life-History, Fish Population Dynamics, Commercial and Recreational Fisheries, Sharks, Marine Mammals, and Marine Habitats
  • Experience Serving as a Field Principle Investigator
  • Working Experience with the Main U.S. Environmental Statutes (ESA, MMPA, MSA, NEPA, and CWA) and Environmental Policies of Federal Agencies (NOAA, USACOE, EPA, FERC, FDOT, USCG, BOEMRE, and USFWS).
  • Experience drafting a Variety of Documents, such as ESA Section 7 Biological Opinions, NEPA Documents (EA, EIS), Technical Reports, Letters, Memos, Memorandum of Agreements, Federal Regulations, and Peer-Review Scientific Articles
  • Authored 100+ documents: 1 Book, 3 Book Chapters, 63 Technical Reports, 17 Peer-Review Scientific Articles, 8 Federal Regulations, 8 Press Releases,7 NEPA Documents, 4 Formal ESA Section 7 Biological Opinions, 4 Pending Scientific Articles, 1 Memorandum of Agreement, and numerous Federal Policy Documents and Popular Outdoor Activity Articles


Professional Affiliations and Registrations

American Fisheries Society


Key Industry Sectors

Government (NOAA, NMFS, DoD, EPA, BOEM);  Energy (Alternative, Oil and Gas); Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


Fields of Competence

Field Studies: Fisheries/Biological/Water/Habitat
Fisheries; Marine Mammals; Sharks; Protected Species Essential Fish Habitat
Experimental Design and Data Analysis 
Technical Writing
Environmental Regulations/Compliance


Training and Certifications

Certified American Fisheries Society Professional
PADI Open Water Diver; PADI Advanced Open Water Diver; PADI Rescue Diver; NAUI Nitrox; PADI Oxygen Provider
BP Post Emergency Spilled Oil Cleanup; NRDA Oil Spill Response; MSHA 32-Hour; HAZWOPER 40-Hour; Red Cross First Aid/CPR
NMFS GIS-Introductory/Overview; NMFS Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis; NMFS Overview of the Fishery Management Process/ Regulatory
USFWS ESA Section 7 Consultation
NMFS NEPA-Cumulative Effects, NMFS NEPA-Technical Writing (EIS/EA) Training
USDOC Basic Regulatory Draft Writing
USDOC COR/COTR Level II Inspector Contract
Project Management (NOAA [40-hr])
Seiche Passive Acousitc Marine Mammal Monitoring



University of Texas at Arlington, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Ph.D., May, 2019
Nova Southeastern University, Marine Biology, M.S, 2007
University of South Florida, Biology, B.A, 1992


Honors & Awards

2006 NOAA Bronze Medal for voluntary service provided during FEMA post-disaster relief operations after multiple hurricane strikes in 2005.




Levesque J C 2019. Comprehensive Resume
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Dr. Levesque has assisted and led a variety of field and desktop projects inside and outside of the United States.



Dr. Levesque has co-authored and authored many types of technical reports on numerous topics.



Dr. Levesque has co-authored and authored many peer-review articles on various marine subjects.



Dr. Levesque has authored various outdoor-related articles for several popular magazines.