Ruairi MacNamara, Ph.D.

Stock Enhancement Research Coordinator


Major Research Areas

Fisheries Replenishment



  • Ph.D., Fisheries Ecology, National University of Ireland Galway
  • B.S., Marine Science, National University of Ireland Galway

Current Research

  • Fisheries Replenishment (OREHP and DLFRP)
  • Population Biology and Modeling
  • Genetics
  • Behavior

Ruairi MacNamara came to Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute in 2015. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway, holding a B.S. in Marine Science and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Ecology. Prior to joining the Institute, Ruairi worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Southern Illinois University.

Ruairi is currently the Stock Enhancement Research Coordinator at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, where he works on both the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program, HSWRI’s long-standing white seabass conservation effort, and a parallel initiative called the Dick Laub Fisheries Replenishment Program aimed at restoring other marine finfish species like California halibut.

Selected Publications

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