Dr. Luke Griffin is a researcher and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His primary research focuses on the movement and behavior ecology of fish within recreational fisheries. His work aims to generate conservation focused outcomes to support healthy habitats and sustainable fisheries practices. Some of Luke’s projects have ranged from bonefish and permit throughout the Caribbean, golden dorado in Argentina, whale sharks in Mexico, sharks in the Bahamas and Florida, and green sea turtles in Puerto Rico.
Luke currently coordinates and leads Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project, which is helping to identify the movement patterns, connectivity, and conservation concerns for tarpon across the southeastern United States.