Crick re-focusing to delivery of advisory services
After 45 years as a full-time fishery consultant and industry analyst, from December 2019 Crick is cutting back on his research and field-based consultancy work (cutting back, not stopping mind), and focusing more on provision of strategic and technical advice and on ongoing fishery / seafood sector planning, policy and management work. And alongside this he is committing more time to work with his home community in the Scottish Borders.
Fishery industry related work lies alongside his ongoing commitments within his local community as former vice-chair and former project coordinator of his local Development Trust - the Peebles Community Trust (PCT). This is 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 spanning the Tweed River and northern edge of the Southern Uplands. 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. The Trust is also spearheading the acquisition and development, on behalf of the community, of other forest, land, built and commercial assets.
On matters marine Crick continues to input to strategic thinking and problem solving to industry, government, and NGOs – 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.