United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation

  • Global Report on Bycatch and Discards

European Union

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board of DiscardLess – Tools and technologies for supporting the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries

Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

  • Developing a National Bycatch Reporting System
  • Disseminating existing bycatch reduction and fuel efficiency technologies throughout Australia’s prawn fisheries
  • Reducing bycatch using modifications to sweeps and lines anterior to the trawl mouth – collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark

US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

  • Implementing Electronic Monitoring Technologies in the Fisheries of New England

Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research & Tertiary Education, Australia

  • Chair, Assessment panels for the annual Australian Endeavour Awards

Torres Strait Regional Authority

  • Development of a Bait Fishing Industry in the Torres Strait

Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

  • Co-Chair, Pre and Post Marine Seismic Survey Advisory Panel for CarbonNet

Primary Industries and Regions, Fisheries, South Australia

  • Developing alternative strategies for managing seal-fisher interactions in the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery

International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference

  • Organisation of the 8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference, Vigo, Spain, June 2018

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

  • Member, ICES Working Group on Methods for Estimating Discard Survival (WKMEDS)



United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation

  • Development, Workshop and Drafting of Regional Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks in the Bay of Bengal. See RPOA Sharks
  • Regional Guidelines for the Management of Tropical Trawl Fisheries in the Asian Region.  See Regional Guidelines for the Management of Tropical Trawl Fisheries in Asia
  • Port State Measures Capacity Building in Thailand
  • Keynote address and Chair, Sessions on Bycatch at the Regional Symposium on Ecosystem Approaches to the Management and Conservation of Fisheries and Marine Biodiversity in the Asia Region, Kochi, India
  • Expert Workshop on the Methodology to Assess and Quantify the Extent and Impact of Fisheries Bycatch and Discards, Casablanca, Morocco

United States National Marine Fisheries Service

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia

Marine Stewardship Council

  • External Expert for the Harmonisation of the SSLLC and US North Atlantic swordfish fisheries, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Facilitator for the Harmonization of Western Pacific Tuna fisheries, Hong Kong

Forum Fisheries Agency of the South Pacific

Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority

  • Development and Drafting of Data Sharing Policy

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

  • Assessment of the relative catchability of two trawl vessel and gear configurations used for trawl surveys in the Arabian Gulf waters of the United Arab Emerites

Kazakhstan Center of Science and Technology Evaluation

  • Independent Review of aquatic research applications

Archipelago Marine Research, Canada

  • Design work for the Electronic Monitoring Program for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Eurofish, Denmark and EcoFishMan, Iceland

  • Convening Committee for the Second Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information, Rome, Italy 3-6 March, 2014

Fisheries Victoria

  • Review and Re-organisation of the Snobs Creek Trout Hatchery Governance
  • Assessment of Rebuilding Options for the Disease-affected Victorian Abalone Fishery
  • Review of the Fisheries Management Plan for the Dive-only Scallop Fishery in Victoria
  • Review of Snapper/Scallop Interactions for the Dive-only Scallop Fishery in Victoria
  • Review of the Independent Survey for the Dive-only Scallop Fishery in Victoria

NSW Department of Primary Industries

National Marine Safety Committee, Australia

  • Review of Utility of HF Voice Monitoring for At-sea Safety and Drafting of New Standard

Primary Industries and Regions, Fisheries, South Australia

  • Review of ESD Risk Assessment for the Spencer Gulf Prawn Trawl Fishery
  • Cuttlefish Bycatch Reduction Scoping Study

Danish Technical University

  • Independent Selection Panels for Professorial Position, Senior Research Scientists and PhD dissertations.

Astral Scientific

  • Review of Standards for PCR Testing