Capt. John McMurray Bio
After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Political Science
from Loyola College in Maryland, Captain John McMurray served in the US
Coast Guard for four years as a small-boat coxswain and marine-fisheries law
enforcement officer. He was then recruited to become the first Executive
Director of the Coastal
Conservation Association New York.
Up until recently he was the Director of Grants Programs at the
Foundation in New York, which has distributed over $20 million in
conservation grants since 1982, much of it directly targeted for protection
of marine fish and habitat.
He is currently the owner and primary operator of “One More Cast”
John is a well known and well published outdoor writer,
specializing in fisheries conservation issues. He writes the Resource Column
Flyfishing in Saltwaters and for 7 years wrote the NY/NJ Fishwire at
Reel-Time.com. He is a regular contributor to
Shallow Water Angler, On The Water, and the L.I. Fisherman and has
had feature articles and/or photography published in Saltwater Flyfishing,
Tide Magazine, Nor’east Saltwater, Newsday and the
New York Times. He also wrote a weekly
blog for the Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Partnership and
Reel-Time.com, and currently writes one for the
Capt. McMurray also sits on the
Marine Fisheries Commission's Striped Bass Advisory Panel,
and is the Legislative Proxy at ASMFC for
State Senator Phil
Boyle. He was nominated by the Governor of New York and then appointed by the US
Secretary of Commerce to represent New York on the
Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
In 2006 John was
awarded the Coastal Conservation Association New York
Friend of Fisheries Conservation award.
You can contact
Capt. McMurray via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell phone at 718 791-2094.
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