Hunter (b. 1990, Worms, Germany) is an American fisheries scientist and a National Geographic Explorer. His work is motivated by the goal to advance the study and capability of small-scale fishers. His current work focuses on the mechanisms of Greenland's fisheries governance challenges. Snyder has been working with Lindblad Expeditions in the Arctic, Southeast Alaska, and Iceland, since 2015.
In 2014, he was Greenland’s first Fulbright Fellow where he carried out ethnographic research on hunting and fishing livelihoods. In 2015, he studied quality of life issues in small-scale fishing communities as a National Geographic Young Explorer.
He took his master's degree in Anthropology at the University of Oxford and earned a graduate scholarship to read a second masters in Fisheries Resource Management at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Since 2016, he has been pursuing his PhD in the Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society at Dartmouth College. Before his PhD, he was a Consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
With a National Geographic Society Early Career Grant (LEX-NG Fund), he and his Greenlandic colleagues are using the power of conservation psychology to improve fishing access and conservation outcomes for Wild Atlantic salmon.
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