Adrian Tuohy joined Wild Fish Conservancy in 2012. He studied at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, earning a Master of Science degree in 2018 and a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014. Adrian further has a background in economics and environmental studies, gaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College in 2011.
Adrian contributes to the organization’s research and outreach efforts as a biologist and project manager. Presently, he leads various projects developing and researching sustainable commercial fishing practices in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Adrian has managed WFC’s scientific evaluation of the pound net ('fish trap') for sustainable, selective salmon harvesting in the Columbia River since 2016. He further co-managed WFC’s nearshore juvenile fish use assessment studies in Hood Canal and Puget Sound between 2016-2018.
While primarily focusing on development and research of sustainable commercial salmon fisheries, Adrian contributes to a variety of WFC's science projects through data collection, data analysis, reporting, publication, and outreach activities. He currently lives in Seattle, WA with his wife Michelle.