David Ray Norris, Jr. is a Research Technician for the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation. One of his main roles involves the maintenance of all the inshore and offshore fishing gear (rods and reels, tackle, etc.). He also helps in the laboratory sorting and processing samples from various projects. David is a Texas native and a Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi alumni. In 2014, he received his bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry. David’s interest in marine biology is sparked from his passion for fishing. He enjoys the assisting with the inshore and offshore field operations and he recently acquired his U.S. Coast Guard UOPV Captains License.