Crick – in semi-retirement – re-focusing to advisory services only
After 45 years as a full-time fishery consultant and industry analyst, as of the end of 2019 Crick is cutting back on his research and field-based consultancy work, and limiting his occasional ongoing inputs on fishery / seafood sector planning, policy and management to advisory services only.
In this context he is happy to provide inputs to strategic thinking and problem solving, etc. to industry, government, and NGOs, if called to do so – making available his considerable experience built up over a long-career and embracing industry knowledge drawn from over 400 consultancy assignments in over 90 countries around the globe.
Fishery industry related work lies alongside his ongoing commitments within his local community as the vice-chair of the Peebles Community Trust (PCT), a third sector organisation taking a leading role in coordinating development within this settlement of 8,000 people at the centre of a wider rural catchment of some 15,000 located in the rolling hill-country of the Scottish Borders. The Trust acts as an umbrella organisation for a wide range of local initiatives, as well managing a 9,000 square foot community facility located just off the town’s High Street, and spearheading the acquisition and development, on behalf of the community, of other land, built and commercial assets.