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Curriculum Vitae


2007-presentResearch Scientist, Fish Behavior/Gear Technology, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)
1995-2007Fishing Technologist, Austrailian Maritime College (AMC)
 Program Leader, Program F — Fisheries Technology, Australian Maritime Engineering Cooperative Research Centre ('96-'97)
 Flume Tank Manager, AMC ('96-'99)
1991-1995Lecturer, Fishing Technology, AMC
1990-1991Prawn Fisherman, Bay of Bengal, Myanmar
1990Trawl Fisherman, Tasmania, Australia
1990Net Maker, Tasmania, Australia
1989Prawn Fisherman, Northern Prawn Fishery and NW Shelf Scampi Fishery, Australia
1988Lecturer, Fishing Technology, AMC
1982-1984Prawn Fisherman, Northern Prawn Fishery, Austrailia and the Gulf, Saudi Arabia
1981-1982Prawn Processor, Queensland, Australia


2010Collaborative Fisheries Research Fellowship, Virginia Sea Grant/Northeast Consortium/SMAST
1998Australian Maritime College Council Award for Academic Excellence in Scholarship

Synergistic Activities

  • Development of fishing gear, including design, testing, and analysis, under experimental and commercial fishing conditions, throughout New England and internationally
  • Extensive collaboration with commercial fishermen during all stages of fishing gear development
  • Outreach of research findings to fishermen, scientists, and other stakeholders
  • Publication in fishing industry literature, papers, and scientific journals
  • Author of books related to bycatch reduction in tropical shrimp fisheries, and co-author in book chapters related to fish behavior, bycatch reduction, and fishing technology research
  • Teaching at various short courses for fishermen and others, including Trawl to Table, and presentation at workshops and conferences including American Fisheries Society, Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, Maine Fishermen’s Forum, and ICES-FAO Fishing Technology and Fish Behavior Working Group meeting
  • FAO Fishing Technology Consultant in S.E. Asia, Middle East, and Africa 

Journal Reviewer

  • Fisheries Research
  • Fisheries Science
  • Fisheries Oceanography
  • ICES Journal of Marine Science
  • Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • Marine Fisheries Review
  • SpringerPlus