What I have done
Having worked at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Bergen, Norway for over 20 years, I reached retirement age in the autumn 2010.
After that, I have established a one-man business, and can offer my experience to those who may find it useful.
Previous work experience includes:
Since retirement in 2010, I have
chaired or participated in various assessment and benchmark working groups, including
the GFCM Assessment Working Group on Small Pelagics in the Mediterranean,
review of the assessment of Canadian 4VWX herring
benchmark review of demersal stocks West of the British Isles (ICES)
North Sea and Western Baltic herring management plans (ICES)
benchmark review of various Nephrops stock (ICES)
benchmark review of assessment and management plans for sardine (Biscay and Iberia - ICES)
taken part in the project ENAC at IMR on fish stock management in a changing environment
served as consultant for Global Trust Inc, Det Norske Veritas and BV Iberia on certification of various fisheries (MSC and FAO criteria)
contributed to the Blue whiting focus group of the Pelacic RAC
served as consultant for Fiskebåt (The Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association) on research priorities and on stock assessment issues
given lectures and training courses in various fora.
and done several smaller jobs for various clients.
Before entering fisheries science, I had my education in medicine and mathematics, and worked in medicine, in cell biology and cellular kinetics and as university teacher in internal medicine.