- Founding Scientist – FishNext Research, LLC
- Principal Researcher – FAST Lab
- Ph.D. Fisheries, University of Washington, 1993
- M.Sc. Fisheries, University of Washington, 1982
- B.Sc. Fisheries, Humboldt State University, 1979
Dr. Rose’s focus of study is conservation engineering, research to improve fishing gears and methods to reduce problems such as bycatch, discard mortality, and effects on benthic fish habitats. To assure practical and relevant results, he works directly with the fishing industry on research projects (cooperative research).
Beginning in 1987, as the sole researcher in conservation engineering (CE) at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Dr. Rose built the CE program into a nationally and internationally recognized leader in fishing gear research, as well as video and sonar systems to observe fish encountering fishing gears. After retiring from federal service, Dr. Rose established FishNext Research LLC, a research organization that continues conservation engineering work through grants and contracts. Working with Alaska Pacific University, Dr. Rose supports student research projects focusing on Alaska marine fisheries.