For more information on species & ecosystem science:

Wildlife Science
360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Fish Science
360-902-2700
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

Habitat Science
360-902-2534
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov

 

Project Leads

 

Ayres, Daniel L., B.S., Coastal Shellfish Lead Biologist

 

Research Focus
- Coastal Shellfish Biology and Management
- Harmful Algal Bloom

Education
University of Washington, B.S. 1979

Contact information: Daniel.Ayres@dfw.wa.gov

Daniel L. Ayres
Coastal Shellfish Lead Biologist

Dan Ayres is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist who leads the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s coastal shellfish unit based in Montesano and Willapa Bay. He manages Washington’s very popular razor clam fishery and oversees the unit’s work managing the coastal Dungeness crab, pink shrimp and spot prawn fisheries, the Willapa Bay oyster reserves and research projects in Willapa Bay.

He has also worked closely with other state and federal agencies on harmful algal bloom issues since the marine toxin domoic acid was first found along the Washington Coast in 1991. Dan is currently serving his second term on the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee. He has represented WDFW in testimony on this topic at both the Washington State Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

Current Research

Selected Publications