LeRoy Creswell is a retired Sea Grant Marine Extension Regional Agent at the University of Florida. His extension responsibilities included education and outreach programs in fields related to marine resource utilization, including tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, aquaculture, coastal zone management. As a retired Florida Sea Grant agent Mr. Creswell assisted in the establishment of the St. Lucie County Marine Center, a collaborative project with the Smithsonian Institution and several public and private educational organization.
For over 17 years, Mr. Creswell was an associate research scientist at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. His research focused on the development of aquaculture technologies for tropical marine invertebrates, including bivalve and gastropod molluscs, and several species of crustaceans, such as the Caribbean spiny lobster. He also conducted studies on the larviculture and nutrition of ornamental marine fish and invertebrates. He holds two patents, a trademarked line of ornamental fish feeds, and has authored a book in the field of aquaculture.
Mr. Creswell served on the Board of Directors and was two-term president of the Caribbean Aquaculture Association, and editor of The Caribbean Aquaculturist for ten years. He was a Director of the World Aquaculture Society for 12 years and its president in 1995. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the National Shellfisheries Association and Past-president of NSA. He currently the Editor of the NSA quarterly newsletter and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Shellfish Research.
Mr. Creswell has been on the Board of Directors of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute for over 20 years. For those two decades he has served as the Executive Secretary of GCFI and the Senior Editor of the GCFI Proceedings.