Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia

  • Reviewing solutions to reduce unwanted fisher interactions with elasmobranchs
  • Review of numerous chapters for the Status of Australia’s Fish Stocks Report

Archipelago Asia Pacific

  • Director, Establishment and management of various Electronic Monitoring programmes

Bycatch Reduction Videos:

Spanner Crab Video:



United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation

United States National Marine Fisheries Service

  • Using a Tier Classification System to Evaluate the Quality of Bycatch Estimates in Fisheries. See: Tier Classification System
  • Review of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Co-operative Research Program. See: NEFSC Cooperative Research Review
  • Review of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Sampling Branch and Observer Programs. See: NEFSC Observer Program Review
  • Organisation of the 8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference, San Diego, USA. See Proceedings – 8th IFOMC
  • Co-convenor and Keynote Speaker, Session on Advancing Global Fisheries Discard Estimation, 7th World Fisheries Congress, Busan, Korea

European Union

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

International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference

  • Organisation of the 9th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference, Vigo, Spain, June 2018. See Proceedings – 9th IFOMC
  • Organisation of the 10th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference, Hobart, Australia, March 2023. See Proceedings – 10th IFOMC

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia

US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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
  • Peer Review College member

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

  • Chair and Member, Assessment panels for the annual Australian Endeavour Awards

Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

  • New Columbo Plan Scholarship Assessment Panel

Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

  • Develop Options for a Fisheries Monitoring Programme in Hong Kong

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australia

  • Assisting the roll-out of the Australian Government’s new Threatened and Migratory Species Bycatch Mitigation Program

Forum Fisheries Agency of the South Pacific

Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority

  • Development and Drafting of Data Sharing Policy

Torres Strait Regional Authority

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Design of new phase of fisheries support for Tonga Ministry of Fisheries (Activity Design)

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

Institute of Marine Research, Norway

  • Applying global best practices for estimating unreported catches in Norwegian fisheries under a discard ban. See Final paper

Kazakhstan Center of Science and Technology Evaluation

  • Independent Review of aquatic research applications

Star of the South Offshore Wind Farm

  • Peer Review of the Marine Ecology Survey Program

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

Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

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

Fisheries Victoria

  • Review of governance of the Fish Translocation Evaluation Panel and its processes. See TEP review
  • 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

University of Tasmania

  • Ensuring monitoring and management of bycatch in Southern Rock Lobster fisheries is best practice

New South Wales Department of Industry, Crown Lands

  • Member, Hungry Point Reserve Trust Board. Site of the former Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence

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 the assessment of dolphin interactions, effectiveness of Code of Practice and fishing behaviour in the South Australian Sardine Fishery: 2021-22
  • Developing alternative strategies for managing seal-fisher interactions in the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery
  • Review of ESD Risk Assessment for the Spencer Gulf Prawn Trawl Fishery
  • Cuttlefish Bycatch Reduction Scoping Study

Danish Technical University

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

Astral Scientific

  • Review of Standards for PCR Testing