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Born to a commercial fishing family from Brooklyn, in the 1950’s, Captain DiLernia  lived as a child a short while in southern Italy before returning to Queens, NY.

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 33, Vessel Technology I, 3 credits, 5 hours

MT 34, Vessel Technology II, 3 credits, 5 hours

MT 46, Coastal Piloting and Seamanship, 4 credits, 6 hours

MT 55, Marine Electronics, 2 credits, 3 hours

1975, Bachelors of Science, Biology, St. John’s University

1980, Masters of Science, Secondary Marine Science, St. John’s University

1983, Professional Diploma, Educational Administration, St. John’s University

College Teaching

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources
“Vision 2020: The Future of US Marine Fisheries”, NOAA, 2007, publication of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, Anthony D. DiLernia, Chairman
Events and/or Key Dates

Research Interests
Marine fisheries conservation and management

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants
1998, Science Counsel of New York, award for Marine Science Education

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

Institutional Affiliations / Profession Societies
1975-present, NY Biology teachers Association

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


Personal Interests
Outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and photography

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