Tory Gabriel

Tory Gabriel
Tory Gabriel
Extension Program Leader & Fisheries Outreach Coordinator (Ohio Sea Grant College Program)
OSU Extension - Ottawa County, 240 W. Lake Street, Unit C, Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Degree Information: 
MSEd in Life Sciences, Adolescent-Young Adult , Ohio University
BS in Wildlife Biology, Ohio University
Additional Information: 

Specialization & Areas of Expertise:

Specialization: Lake Erie Education and Outreach

Areas of Expertise:

  • Fisheries
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Lake Erie Recreation


Gabriel, T., Navarro, J., Braig E., (2018). Ohio Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species.

Lichtkoppler, F., O'Keefe, D., Lucente, J., Gabriel, T. (2015). The Great Lakes Charter Fishing Industry: 2002-2011Fisheries, Volume 40 (Issue 5), pp. 200-212.

Lucente, J. E., Gabriel, T., Davis, G. A., Wellington, C., Lichtkoppler, F. (2012). Ohio's 2010 Lake Erie Charter Fishing IndustryFisheries, Volume 37 (Issue 12).


Tory Gabriel holds his bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology and his master’s degree in life science education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. After starting as a science teacher in Fairfield County, he has since served as a workshop instructor, laboratory assistant, and on fish sampling crews for the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and F.T. Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's biological field station on Lake Erie’s Gibraltar Island. In 2010, Tory began his career as an Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator based in the Ottawa County Extension Office in Oak Harbor.

Tory’s primary responsibilities are research, education, and outreach on the Lake Erie Fisheries, which often find him interacting with the Lake Erie fishing public and stakeholder groups, such as charter captains and fishing associations. He also leads the outreach effort at the Aquatic Visitors Center in Put-in-Bay, a converted state fish hatchery now serving as a hands-on Lake Erie museum and aquarium.

Tory is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Fisheries Society & Ohio Chapter, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Ohio Association of Extension Professionals, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, and the Ohio Fish & Wildlife Management Association.