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Eric Brittle


Eric grew up in Virginia with the love and respect of the outdoors instilled in him by his parents. With that, Eric began his journey into the fisheries profession at Virginia Tech. In 1997, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in fisheries science and then pursued a career with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. As a technician, Eric cut his teeth on the rivers and lakes of southwest Virginia. Eric then advanced his career by taking a position with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission in Newport News. After a couple of years, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries came calling again this time in the south-central portion of the state.

In 2003, Eric decided to go back to school to work on his master’s degree at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. After a few years, Eric then was offered a position as a Fisheries Biologist in Chesapeake, Va with DGIF. Eric accepted the job in May 2005 and is currently still employed at that office. He has worked on a multitude of fisheries related projects in all corners of the state. Most of Eric’s work is centered on riverine species including anadromous shad and herring, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and catfish. He has also served as president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Eric Brittle enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son and newborn daughter. He is an avid hunter and angler, while also enjoying time on the outer banks and the golf course.

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