In mid-May, Woods Hole Sea Grant bid a fond farewell to Diane Murphy, the program’s fisheries and aquaculture extension specialist who retired from her position. Diane has been an incredible colleague for the Woods Hole Sea Grant program for the past two decades. Under her leadership WHSG's program in fisheries and aquaculture developed into one of the strongest programs in the national Sea Grant network. Diane is held in high esteem not only by her Sea Grant and Barnstable County colleagues, but also shellfish harvesters, aquaculturists, shellfish managers, and local and state agencies. This spring, her contributions to the Commonwealth were acknowledged with a citation from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. We wish Diane all the best with the next adventure she embarks on. We will miss her!
"Thank you all for an incredible 20 years!" -- Diane Murphy