David Hoskins, Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) oversees policy direction and management of the national fish hatchery system, and its aquatic invasive species and habitat restoration programs. The FAC encompasses more than 1200 employees nationwide, located in 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 6 Fish Health Centers, 7 Fish Technology Centers and a national network of 51 field offices.
David has extensive experience in wildlife conservation policy and law acquired through leadership positions in this field over the past three decades, most recently as Executive Director of the Izaak Walton League of America. Prior to joining the Izaak Walton League, David was Vice President for Government Affairs and General Counsel at the Ocean Conservancy. He has also served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; as counsel to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; and as a senior program officer for the World Wildlife Fund.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Tufts University, a Master’s Degree in forestry from Yale University, and a law degree from Columbia University. He and his wife, Marlene, live in McLean, Virginia, with their three children.
Assistant Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service