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Present Position: Adviser to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Namibia

Contact Address

91 Alresford Road
Hampshire, SO23 0JZ
United Kingdom

e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Tel: +264 811242703
Fax: +264 61 223334,

Per Erik Bergh is presently a fisheries management adviser in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia. He specialises in the design, implementation and development of fisheries MCS systems. He has experience from a wide range of situations and countries covering large-scale high technological solutions through to small-scale simplistic approaches to MCS. Mr. Bergh’s expertise is based on a background in the Royal Norwegian Navy and Coastguard followed by over ten years of international work in the fields of fisheries and maritime development and collaboration.


Department of Marine Resources
Institute of Marine Research
P.O.Box 1870

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +47 55 23 86 90
Fax: +47 55 23 86 87

Åsmund Bjordal is Research Director of the Department of Marine Resources at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. His main responsibilities fall within the areas of fish stock assessment and management advice as well as research and development work on responsible fishing methods. He qualified as a Fishing Master in 1973 and was actively involved in fishing over a number of years. He completed his scientific training at universities in Norway and the USA. The main research areas in which he has been involved include fish behaviour studies for the development of responsible fishing methods, particularly for stationary fishery gears, gear selectivity, and several areas related to aquaculture.


Management Science/Environmental Studies
Saint Mary’s University
Nova Scotia
Canada B3H3C3

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 902 420-5732
Fax: +1 902 496-8101

Dr. Anthony Charles is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and a professor of Management Science and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University. His work in fisheries, aquaculture and coastal management combines interdisciplinary teaching and research - on themes of sustainability, socioeconomics, management and policy - with practical experience in both developed and developing nations. He is the author of over seventy publications, including the recent Blackwell Science book Sustainable Fishery Systems.


Senior Fishery Resources Officer
Fishery Resources Division
FAO via delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome 00100

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +39 06570 56109
Fax: +39 06570 53020

Kevern Cochrane works in the Fishery Resources Division of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. His responsibilities include assistance in implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the provision of technical support to FAO activities in the Caribbean area and the south east Atlantic. He studied in Zimbabwe and South Africa and worked for a number of years on freshwater fisheries in both countries. Thereafter he moved to Marine and Coastal Management in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in South Africa where he was head of the Stock Assessment Division until his move to FAO in 1995.


Present Position: Fisheries Adviser, Marine Fisheries and Resources Sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Contact Address

91 Alresford Road
SO23 0JZ

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +264 (0)81 127 0404
Fax: +264 (0)61 223334

Sandy Davies is a Fisheries Adviser with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Marine Fisheries and Resources Sector. She began her career as a fisheries scientist working with the marine fisheries of the South Atlantic Ocean before moving to African fresh water and marine fisheries management. She has spent time working with Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) systems in various countries and in particular in developing an integrated approach to MCS within fisheries management. For the past three years she has been working with the Southern African Development Community co-ordinating co-operation and development within the marine fisheries sector.


Research Associate Professor
Marine Biology and Fisheries Division
Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida, 33149,
United States of America

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 305 361-4022
Fax: +1 305 361-4457

Dr. David Die holds a BSc in Marine Biology from the Universidad de La Laguna and a PhD in fish population dynamics from the University of Miami. He has worked as a fishery scientist for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, the Fishery Resources Division of the FAO Fisheries Department and the Australian CSIRO. Dr. Die is currently a research associate professor at the University of Miami. He has also worked extensively as an FAO consultant on the assessment and management of the shrimp and groundfish fisheries of the Brazil-Guianas shelf.


Chief Executive Officer
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No 3 Townsville MC Qld 4810

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +61 7 4753 4490
Fax: +61 7 4753 4386

Stephen Hall is CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He has published extensively on the structure and functioning of marine ecological systems, focussing especially on the effects of natural and human disturbance. This work has recently culminated in a book on the global effects of fishing on marine communties and ecosytems. He is a past chairman of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Working Group on the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing Activities, was a member of a US National Research Council Panel on the Effects of Trawling and is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.


Associate Professor
Simon Fraser University
888 University Drive
BC V5A 156

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 604 291-4912
Fax: +1 604 291-4968

Dr. Pinkerton is a maritime anthropologist specializing in common property theory, with particular attention to the role communities play in the management of adjacent renewable natural resources. She has been instrumental in developing the theory and practice of power-sharing and stewardship through cooperative management agreements. Dr. Pinkerton has conducted field research in fishing communities in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Washington State, and Alaska. She is currently researching the impact of co-management arrangements on management agencies in the states of Washington and Alaska. She is/has served on numerous local, national, and international boards, panels, advisory committees, and ad hoc think tanks including the International Association for the Study of Common Property, the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the National Academy of Science, and the Canadian Marine Fisheries Panel of the Canadian Global Change Program.


Professor John G. Pope
NRC (Europe) Ltd
The Old Rectory
Burgh St Peter
Norfolk NR34 0BT, England
United Kingdom

e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +44 1502 677377
Fax: +44 1502 677377

John Pope has worked in fisheries science and management since 1970. For 28 years he worked at the Lowestoft Laboratory of the UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food. (Latterly the CEFAS Agency) until taking early retirement at the end of 1997. In the latter years of his service there he held a senior scientific position and provided policy advice to MAFF administrators on most significant fisheries legislation and on MAFF responses to marine biodiversity issues. Pope is currently Director of NRC(Europe) Ltd. and is a visiting Professor of Fisheries Science at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

He is active in the development of fisheries conservation methodology and is credited with the development of several standard methods. More recently, he has helped to develop understanding of the ecosystem effects of fishing and of the application of the precautionary approach to fishing. He has over 50 publications in refereed journals and conference reports to his name. He has also been very heavily involved with the preparation of reports of international working groups and committees and has worked with FAO over many years. Prof. Pope has chaired a number of international working groups and committees of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and other international organisations. In latter years he acted as UK delegate to ICES and was elected as a Vice president and Bureau Member of ICES in 1995. Post retirement from MAFF he has continued to serve on a number of International Committees and study groups and is a member of several fisheries management bodies.

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