Dr. Whoriskey is a research scientist and the Executive Director of the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), a global research infrastructure documenting the movements and survival of aquatic animals.
Prior to joining Dalhousie University in 2010, Fred was the Vice President, Research and Environment of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF). Other positions included working as an Assistant then Associate Professor at McGill University from 1986 – 1995, and as a Research Assistant for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1976-1981). He has served on the Boards of the AquaNet National Center of Excellence in Aquaculture, the Canadian Rivers Institute (Chair from June 2016 to present), and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (Chair from 2003-2011). He received a Gulf of Maine Visionary Award in 2008, the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s Lee Wulff Award in 2010, and is a frequent public speaker.