Working alongside private sector partners in Suriname and Belgium, and with the government of Suriname, provision of advice and mentoring over a five year period in developing and implementing a practical programme of improvements in fishery management, fishing practice, data collection, scientific research and new decision-making structures and protocols, leading to successful MSC certification of this semi-industrial scale developing country fishery. The speed and extent of the changes
Further to our work on the special position of fishing and fisheries in the long-standing and continuing sustainability of Ireland's gaelic speaking offshore islands, we were asked to put forward the case representing the fragility of these community / natural resources linkages and the need for a degree of formal recognition of this special status and its heritage implications. Ireland's offshore island communities are not alone in this situation, with many other peripheral island communities dotted around the coastline of the European C
As part of work to broaden application of the Marine Stewardship Council standard - notably to small-scale and data-poor fisheries - input to the pre-assessment of the Gambia canoe gill-net fishery for tropical sole.
Terminal evaluation of the Oceanic Fishery Management Project - as large (US$200M) regional programme of assistance to Pacific Island states focused on strengthening their capacity to improve monitoring and management of oceanic tuna stocks and fisheries against a backdrop of rising exploitation, and dominance of the fishery by the fleets of metropolitan countries.
Advice on the Monitoring and Evaluation requirements of the second regional Oceanic Fisheries Management Project for South Pacific Island countries - a project seeking to further strengthen island countries' capacities to meet their obligations under the Conservation and Management Measures agreed through the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), and to consolidate and extend innovative approaches to strengthening management of the region's important tuna fisheries and boosting the economic benefits that these island countries derive from these fisheries - in terms of both r
Contribution to Europe wide evaluation of the EFF funded FLAG programme, focusing on the UK programme, and example local FLAGs - consortium member under the EU Fishery Evaluation Framework contract held by Capgemini Consulting, Wageningen University and Romboll
Provision of independent evaluation advice to the NZ government on the processes and content of an evaluation of ten years of NZAID assistance to fisheries development in the small island development states (SIDS) of the South Pacific
Study of sea cucumber fisheries in PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, and the international trade in dried sea cucumber - beche-de-mer - with a view to advising on how to move towards more sustainable fishing and trading management regimes and practices