Dana Rudy

Dana Rudy

Age Lab Technician
Biological & Ecosystem Sciences Branch


Current IPHC Responsibilities:

  • Age otoliths from the recreational and commercial Pacific halibut fisheries
  • Age otoliths for the IPHC Fishery-independent setline survey
  • Support research projects on Pacific halibut growth and reproduction
  • Assist with IPHC outreach activities and fieldwork


  • B.S. Program in the Environment, Aquatic Ecology concentration, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Graduate certificate, Environmental Law and Regulation, University of Washington, 2009

Previous Work Experience:

  • Contractor – Fish Biologist II 2008-2012
    • NOAA / National Marine Fisheries Service
    • Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 2007
    • Experimental Biology Aide/Aquatic Inventories Project, Lakeview, OR
  • Huron River Watershed Council 2007
    • Stream Monitoring Internship, Ann Arbor, MI


  • Rudy, D. and Forsberg, J.E. An examination of otolith growth increments in relation to somatic growth for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Int. Pac. Halibut Comm. Report of Assessment and Research Activities 2016: 463-471.


  • "Reconstructing the Growth History of the Pacific Halibut by Otolith Increment Analysis." 12th International Congress of the Biology of Fish. San Marcos, TX, 2016. 
  • "Movement and residency of Chinook in natural and hydraulically altered channels." NOAA Watershed Program Open House. Seattle, WA, 2010.
  • "Movement and residency of PIT tagged juvenile Chinook in the Skagit tidal delta." Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference. Seattle, WA, 2009.