Mr. Goethel is the owner and operator of the Ellen Diane vessel, a 44-foot fishing trawler, out of Hampton, New Hampshire. Mr Goethel fishes year round for cod and flounder in the spring and fall and silver hake and herring in the summer and shrimp in the winter. He was born in Boston and raised in Needham, MA and began fishing at the age of 13. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Boston University. Upon graduating with his undergraduate degree, Mr. Goethel worked at the New England Aquarium as a research biologist.
However, is love of fishing and the ocean brought him back to fishing. He has been an advisor to seven state and federal fishery management boards, including the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commision and the governor’s commission on marine biology. Additionally, Mr. Goethel has served two terms on the NEFMC and is a member of Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative. He is a passionate advocate for a balanced approach to the industry’s challenges who has testified before the U.S. House on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife.
Mr. Goethel has been awarded the National Fisherman’s Highliners Award for his active involvement in cooperative efforts to research and manage marine fisheries resources. Mr. Goethel, using his fishing and biology skills and expertise, is confident that there are alternative solutions that will allow for fishing in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.