Rob Hudson

  • Marine Research Associate III
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture, Extension Specialist, RI Sea Grant
  • Phone: 401-874-6218
  • Email:
  • Office Location: URI Bay Campus
    Marine Resources Building
    220 South Ferry Road
    Narragansett, RI 02882


Rob Hudson joined CRC’s U.S. team in 2023 working primarily on the team’s seafood portfolio including finfish, shellfish and kelp as it relates to the wild fisheries and aquaculture production. Prior to joining University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resource Center and RI Sea Grant, he was a Shellfish Hatchery Manager for 5 years and was responsible for the operation of the CEED Shellfish Hatchery at Roger Williams University, while being an Adjunct Professor for various Biology and Aquaculture courses. Rob was the Restoration Ecologist for Save The Bay for 12 years. Some of his work includes restoration, monitoring and research with bay scallops, oysters, quahogs, ribbed mussels, eelgrass, macroalgae and salt marshes. Rob has also worked at CRC and RI Sea Grant as a Fisheries and Aquaculture Graduate Research Assistant. Rob Hudson holds a Master’s of Environmental Science and Management degree, Graduate Certificates in GIS and Remote Sensing as well as Community Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology, all from URI. Currently, Rob is a Ph. D, student at URI in the Biological and Environmental Sciences program.


Master’s of Environmental Science and Management, University of Rhode Island

Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing, University of Rhode Island

Graduate Certificate in Community Planning

B.S. in Marine Biology, University of Rhode Island