Alexa Goodman, Project Coordinator for Coastal Action’s Coastal and Marine Team, is an established regional ALDFG expert in Atlantic Canada with publications on the subject in Marine Pollution Bulletin (Goodman et al., 2020) and in Ocean and Coastal Management (Goodman et al., 2019). They completed a Master of Marine Management at Dalhousie University in 2019, where their research focused on managing abandoned, lost, and discarded lobster fishing gear in the Bay of Fundy. Alexa is the Co-Chair and Coordinator for the Fishing Gear Coalition of Atlantic Canada and has completed a Comprehensive Report for the Coalition overviewing the State of ALDFG in the Canadian Maritimes. Alexa’s background is in marine biology and environmental sustainability, receiving a BSc. from Dalhousie University in 2017. They have worked with Fundy North Fishermen’s Association on their Ghost Gear Retrieval Project (2018) and on George’s Bank with Atlantic Catch Data as a fisheries observer (2017). Alexa has also worked as a research assistant with the Marine Affairs Program and School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University as well as with the Nova Scotia Community College on aquaculture and marine debris related projects.