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Sharks and Bycatch
  • Analysis of shark CPUE and stock assessment
  • Technical and policy studies of finning regulations and shark handling
  • Analysis of mitigation effectiveness for sea turtles and sharks
  • Estimates of sharks utilized for the fin trade (worldwide and by ocean)
  • Socio-economic analysis of the shark fin trade
  • DNA-based identification of fins
  • IUCN Shark Specialist Group, Executive Committee (2004-present)
  • Development of National Plans of Action for Sharks
  • Global review of bycatch mitigation practices in tuna longline fisheries
  • Development of shark management tools and plans

Clients have included the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the UN FAO, NOAA-Fisheries (US), Ministry of Primary Industries (NZ), Ministry of Marine Resources (Cook Islands), the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, SEAFDEC, the Wildlife Conservation Society and TRAFFIC.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Activities
  • Analysis of the effectiveness of the EU IUU regulation
  • Estimation of illegal fishing in the New Zealand rock lobster fishery
  • Best practice study of RFMO catch documentation schemes
  • Consultant to FAO on a unique vessel identifier for fishing vessels
  • Member of the UK delegation briefing China on the EC IUU regulation
  • Invited Speaker at Chatham House on IUU Fishing (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012)
  • Estimation of quantity and value of illegal fishing in the Japanese
    Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Characterization of illegal fishing for shark and bêche-de-mer in the waters between Australia and Indonesia
Clients have included the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, UK DEFRA/DfID, UN FAO, Australia DFAT and WWF.

Asia Pacific Seafood Trade
  • Ecosystem and Bycatch Assessor for the Assessment of the Northern Prawn Fishery (Australia) against the MSC standard
  • Editor of an FAO document on recent developments in the tuna industry
  • Review and benchmarking of Asian seafood eco-labelling schemes
  • Estimates of actual catch of Kamchatka salmon based on trade records
  • China’s role in the global fish processing trade and distant water fisheries
  • Marine Stewardship Council Technical Advisory Board member (2007-2009)
Clients have included the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery, the World Bank, UN FAO, UK Seafish Authority, TRAFFIC and UK DEFRA/DfID.

RFMO Rapporteuring
  • Rapporteur for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission at Pohnpei (FSM), Apia (Guam), Port Moresby (PNG), Busan (Korea), Port Vila (Vanuatu), Papeete (French Polynesia),Manila (Philippines) and Cairns (Australia) (2007-2013).
  • Rapporteur for the International Scientific Committee at Pusan (Korea), Takamatsu (Japan) and Kaohsiung (Taiwan) (2007-2009, 2013)