Chris Cantrell of AZGFD

Chris Cantrell, is the Aquatic Branch Chief for the State of Arizona. He received his B.S. in biology from Northern Arizona University in Zoology.  As the Aquatics chief, Chris ensures over 13 million dollars and over 90 fisheries and fishery related staff continue the protection and management fisheries populations and their habitats, while ensuring quality fishing opportunities for present and future generations. Chris has served in this role for the last five years. Chris was first hired on with the Arizona Game & Fish Department as a fisheries biologist in 2003. Over the past fifteen years in Arizona, Chris has had the ability to work on all aspects of fisheries science from high mountain trout work, to lake management, and all canyon bound rivers and streams in between.