A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Captain DiLernia earned his Bachelor’s, Masters and Professional Degrees from St. John’s University, specializing in Marine Science and School Administration. He earned his Coast Guard Captain’s license in 1978.
Since high school, Captain DiLernia has been an active participant in New York’s charter-boat fishing industry and has been elected to a number of government panels designed to develop sustainable fishery practices.
He currently resides in Queens, New York, with his wife of thirty-nine years, LuAnn and has two adult children Michael and JoAnn.
MT 34, Vessel Technology II, 3 credits, 5 hours
MT 46, Coastal Piloting and Seamanship, 4 credits, 6 hours
1980, Masters of Science, Secondary Marine Science, St. John’s University
1983, Professional Diploma, Educational Administration, St. John’s University
2000, Coastal Conservation Association, award for Fisheries Conservation
2000, NY Marine Trades Association, award for fisheries advocacy
2002, NOAA recognition award for contributions to fisheries management
2005-2012, Kingsborough Faculty Achievement Awards, for service to Kingsborough Community College
1978-present, NYS Marine Education Association
1980-present, Freeport Boatmen’s Association
1991-2002, member Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, regional advisory panel to US Secretary of Commerce on Marine Fisheries
2002-2009, member and Chairman, NOAA Marine Fisheries Advisory Counsel, National advisory panel to US Secretary of Commerce on Marine Fisheries issues
2012-present, member Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, regional advisory panel to US Secretary of Commerce on Marine Fisheries