Rick Robins

Marine Affairs Manager

Rick serves as Marine Affairs Manager for Community Offshore Wind. Rick leads the company’s engagement and communications with maritime stakeholders, including marine fisheries. He is committed to working closely with the project’s maritime neighbors to ensure successful outcomes. He will spearhead our efforts to curate local knowledge of the fisheries in the Bight and integrate those important details into the project as it is developed.

Rick has decades of experience in commercial fisheries development, seafood processing, and fisheries management, previously serving as a member of Virginia Marine Resources Commission and chairing the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. He has been proactively engaged in the intersection between offshore wind and marine fisheries, serving as a fisheries liaison and engaging in state and federal processes to develop best management practices. He is a longtime supporter of cooperative fisheries research and revived and co-chaired the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel. He is also an offshore fisherman and is avid in his pursuit of marlin, tuna, and swordfish.

He holds a B.A. in economics and history from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the Champion of Change award from the White House for his work in sustainable fisheries and ocean conservation.