Written by Jen Finn
DARTMOUTH — A revamp of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute will mean that acclaimed marine scientist Dr. Brian Rothschild at UMass Dartmouth will be out as co-director after 10 years.
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman on Wednesday announced the changes, which were proposed by the UMass President's Office.
It will consolidate the institute at the UMass School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford. It is now part of the president's office.
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