The Eminent Codfish website is a project run by Chris Rillahan

Who Am I?

I am a fisheries biologist who lives in Southeastern Massachusetts with my wife, son and dog.  I am probably best described as a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none.  Most of the projects on this website stem from my job managing a research group which works to improve commercial fishing technology. Most of our projects focusing on reducing bycatch and minimizing the impact to the environment.  I have a deep love and reverence for the water.  When I am not working at sea, I love to swim, surf, windsurf and dive.  My affinity for making things has also lead me to gardening, beekeeping, home construction and raising a toddler.


There are numerous reasons why I decided to start this site.  I have a love for creating things and the DIY/maker movement.  This project is my small contribution to the movement.  I can't tell you how many times a quick web search has saved me innumerable hours on a project because someone posted a great tutorial.    This is my attempt to give back to internet community.  Additionally, most of these project stem from a problem and while I searched the web looking for solution I frequently found people who were having similar issues.  Instead of keeping the solution on my computer I hope that these small projects may help others who found themselves in similar situations.  I further hope that this may facilitate a conversion about how these programs can be improved.

Thank you for visiting my website.  Now go make something!