Eddy Kennedy has been working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada for 20 years. Over this time he has held several science management positions across the country. Since 2016, Eddy has been the Manager of the Ecosystem Sciences Division in the Pacific Region Science Branch located at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC. In this role, he leads a multi-disciplinary research team of over 150 staff focused on marine and freshwater ecosystem science with specific focus on understanding the factors (both natural and human-induced) that influence ecosystem structure and function (e.g., salmon productivity, ecologically sensitive areas, species at risk, aquatic invasive species, etc.) He is a member of the Science Panel for the Puget Sound Partnership (focused on recovery and resilience of Puget Sound and its watersheds) and is a DFO representative on the Implementation Team for Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative.