Chip Collier

Address: 4055 Faber Place Dr., Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 843.302.8444, 866.723.6210


Ph.D., 2017, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Research Interests

  • Life history of fishes
  • Coral conservation
  • Marine protected areas
  • Fisheries management

Current and Planned Research Projects

  • Developing a management strategy evaluation for the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan
  • Citizen science data collection and analysis for use in fisheries management
  • Monitoring effectiveness of protected areas


  • Byrd, J., W.C. Collier, A. Iberle.  2022. Designing the FISHstory Project to support fisheries management.  Fisheries. 47 (11) 492-498.
  • Bi, R., C. Collier, R. Mann, K.E. Mills, V. Saba, J. Wiedenmann, O.P. Jensen.  2022. How consistent is the advice from stock assessments?  Empirical estimates of inter-assessment bias and uncertainty for marine fish and invertebrate stocks.  Fish and Fisheries 24 (1) 126-141.
  • Julia Byrd, Chip Collier, Allie Iberle.  2022.  The FISHstory Project: A pilot project documenting historical catch and length estimates from historic photos in the for-hire sector using electronic data collection and imagery analysis platforms and crowdsourcing approaches.  Final Report for FY19 Fisheries Information Systems Grant.
  • Collier, C., B. Fitzgerald, K. Dick.  2019.  MyFishCount Completion Report:  A pilot project on electronic reporting for private recreational fishermen in the South Atlantic region.  South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Charleston, SC 109p.
  • Odell, J., D.H. Adams, B. Boutin, W. Collier II, A. Deary, L.N. Havel, J.A. Johnson, Jr., S.R. Midway, J. Murray, K. Smith, K.M. Wilke, M.W. Yuen.  Atlantic Sciaenid Habitats: A review of utilization, threats, and recommendations for conservation, management, and research.  Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Habitat Management Series #14. Arlington, VA.  144p.
  • Collier, C., J. Perry, G. Wright, and J. Facendola.  2013. Testing the utility of otolith morphometrics to detect stock structure for snapper grouper species.  Completion Report for Grant Award NA10NMF4740143, NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Morehead City, NC.  37p.
  • Collier, C., and C.B. Stewart. 2010. Age sampling of the commercial snapper grouper fishery and age description of the black sea bass fishery in North Carolina.  Completion Report for Grant # NA06NMF4330057.  NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Morehead City, NC.  70 p. 
  • Collier II, W.R., F.C. Rohde, J.H. Schoolfield, and C.B. Stewart.  2008.  Assessment of fish populations in the lower Cape Fear River, 2002-2007.  Completion Report for Grant # NA16FW1543.   NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Morehead City, NC.