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Jorgen Dalskov is senior fishery adviser and head of the secretariat for Public Sector Consultancy at DTU Aqua, the National Institute for Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark. In 2008 he started trials using remote electronic monitoring in Danish fisheries which lead to trials in other EU Member States. In addition, Jørgen is assigned as the Danish National Correspondent for the EU Fisheries Data Collection Framework.
Dr. Amos Barkai
Work SA: 27 21 7024111
Mobile SA: 082 8082276
Dr Barkai is the CEO of Olrac SPS (offices in South Africa and Europe), and developer of the Olrac eLog system, a data logging and data management solution for vessels. It includes a vessel unit named Olrac DDL and a web-based fleet management unit named Olrac DDM. Olrac eLog is used by hundreds of vessels around the world. Olrac SPS has also developed a software solution that allows EM technology to be fully integrated with the Olrac eLog, allowing EM technology to be used to audit electronic reports sent by fishermen, significantly increasing report credibility.
Jason Bryan is a Project Manager at Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. Since 2010, he has designed and managed CCTV-based fisheries-monitoring programs for commercial fisheries and industry regulators throughout Europe, North America and the Antarctic. Presently, Jason is based in Norway.
Gonzalo Legorburu Marcos
Digital Observer Services
Tel: +34 94 436 17 10
Gonzalo Legorburu is manager of Digital Observer Services (DOS), a consultancy based in Spain that specializes in EM services. Previously he worked for over 10 years for the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission collecting data on-board purse seine vessels in the Eastern Pacific. Since 2014, Gonzalo has been involved in several EM viability studies and implementations using Satlink’s SeaTube EM system in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He and his team also train observers to implement EM technology.
Tel: +34 91 327 21 31
Faustino Velasco founded Satlink in 1992 and serves as the company’s CEO. He has actively participated in the development of the Satlink EM system and has over fifteen years of experience developing vessel management systems for multiple fishing authorities. To further develop the most technically advanced EM system for improving sustainable fishing practices, Satlink works closely with regional authorities, domestic and foreign fishing associations and with commercial fishing companies in more than 50 countries.
Tel. +34 91 327 21 31
Tomás Galán holds Masters degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad CEU San Pablo. Tomás joined Satlink in 2012 and is now the Research and Development Manager for the SeaTube EM system. He now leads the design of the EM solution and spends time improving the performance of the 3rd generation system while working on ways to reduce observer analysis time and system costs.
Greg Hammann, PhD
Director, Strategic Business Development
Mvl: +1-703-309-3738 (USA)
Tel: +34-986 366 360 (SPAIN)
Greg supports the global EM strategy for Marine Instruments as an equipment manufacturer working to integrate an optimal balance of technology, cost, data quality, and security, to support fishing sustainability. Over 30 years’ experience with the international commercial fishing industry, fishing oceanography and remote sensing science and technology. Dr. Hammann earned a Ph.D. at George Mason University with a concentration in Satellite Remote Sensing, and carried out doctoral studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Earned a MS degree In Biological Oceanography from Oregon State University, and a BA in biology from Whittier College. Had the honor of being a fisheries observer in the foreign fleet operating in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea in the late ‘70’s, and learned the compliance and science data collection aspects of fisheries monitoring.
MC Oscar Gonzalez
+34 986 36 63 60
Project Manager for Electronic Monitoring at Marine Instruments. Master of Engineering in Telecommunications/Electronics. With over 12 years’ experience designing electronic equipment, Oscar has a wide experience in cellular networks, radiofrequency systems design and railway signaling, control and protection systems like ETCS EuroLoop. Oscar is also the Marine Instruments EM operations manager and quality inspector for EM installations around the world.
+34 986 36 63 60
General Manager for Marine Instruments. With more than 20 years of professional engineering experience, Gabriel has held director or GM level positions during the last nine years. As the GM of Marine Instruments Gabriel´s focus is to reach the next level — developing a shared vision and a strong culture, systemic processes, and streamed operations. Special emphasis is on dedicating internal resources on real customer needs, and developing strategies to enter new vertical markets that require specialized electronics for rugged environments. Gabriel has worked in Ireland, Germany, China and Spain, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Basque and German. Mr. Gomez holds degrees in Business Administration MBA, MSc in Electrical Engineering, and BS in Industrial Engineering.
U.S. South Atlantic / Gulf of Mexico
Greg Stunz, PhD
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A & M
Greg holds the Endowed Chair of Fisheries and Ocean Health at the Harte Institute. Recently, his program has focused on smartphone tech to collect and report catch data. His team developed the 'iSnapper" that has been piloted in the GOM red snapper recreational and charter-for-hire fishery.
Circle H Outfitters and Charters
Scott is a 30 year owner operator of a federally permitted Charter For Hire business. He participates actively in the Council process, serving on advisory panels and as Vice Chair of the ad-hoc Red Snapper IFQ AP.
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Dr. Gloeckner is the chief of the Fisheries Monitoring Branch at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, FL. The Monitoring Branch is responsible for receiving and entering logbooks from vessels permitted for coastal fisheries in the US South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and HMS trips from vessels fishing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The Branch is also responsible for monitoring over 60 Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) for species ranging from NY to TX. Additionally, Dr. Gloeckner is currently investigating the use of electronic logbooks to replace the current paper logs in use in the SE coastal and HMS fisheries along the Atlantic.
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance
As Deputy Director of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance , Eric works closely with commercial fishermen and quota shareholders to promote fishery stewardship. Members of the Alliance installed EM in 2011 as a pilot project and have been working to promote its use ever since. They also developed Gulf Wild – a brand and traceability program that is currently exploring opportunities to incorporate EM into its program.
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Ken is the Coordinator of the Southeast Region Headboat Survey (SRHS), based in Beaufort, NC. The SRHS started in the South Atlantic in 1972 and 1986 in the Gulf of Mexico. SRHS started collecting logbook data electronically in 2013. Headboat captains now have the ability to submit trip reports through a secure website and mobile app by using their personal computers, tablets, or smart phones. Photo Coming Soon!
NMFS Southeast Regional Office
Jessica is the Branch Chief of the Limited Access Privilege Programs Data Management Branch at NMFS's Southeast Regional Office. Her team analyzes data in support of fishery management in the Gulf, South Atlantic and Caribbean. She oversees catch share programs throughout the Southeast Region that rely heavily on EM & ER, such as vessel monitoring systems and an online data collection system for tracking allocation, share transfers, and landing transactions.
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Atlantic / U.S. East Coast
Chief, Fisheries Sampling Branch
NOAA NE Fisheries Science Center
Woods Hole, MA
Amy oversees the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program, the At-Sea Monitoring Program and the Industry-Funded Scallop Observer Program.
NOAA NE Fisheries Science Center
John is director of the Northeast Cooperative Research Program at NEFSC, where a copre program activity has been the development of an e-logbook program.
Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistical Program
Mike has served as Director of the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistical Program since 2007.
Mary Beth Tooley
Mary Beth is employed by the O’Hara Corporation in Rockland, Maine, where she coordinates government and regulatory affairs for commercial fishing operations. The O’Hara Corporation is a family held company with commercial fishing vessels that participate in the Bering Sea groundfish fisheries; and Atlantic Sea Scallop and Herring fisheries. Mary Beth is also a member of the New England Fishery Management Council.
The Nature Conservancy
Erika is Director of North American Fisheries for The Nature Conservancy, focusing on promoting fisheries co-management and improving fishery science and data to support management. Previous roles and affiliations included positions included Deputy Associate Director for Ecosystems at the White House CEQ. At TNC she has worked with a broad range of stakeholders to catalyze change in industry, protect critical habitat and build sustainable fisheries. She received a M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a B.A. in Economics from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.
Christopher McGuire is the Marine Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. Chris is focused on implementing collaborative and community based solutions to pressing fisheries and conservation challenges. The Conservancy is a global leader in deploying innovative technology to improve the information used for fisheries management, and Chris helps lead an EM project in the New England groundfish fishery. Before joining the Conservancy he sailed as Captain aboard oceanographic research vessels at Sea Education Association for more than a decade. He has a B.A. from Connecticut College, holds a 1600 Ton USCG Ocean Master’s License and earned a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Jane DiCosimo is chief of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology's Assessment and Monitoring Division Fisheries Branch and National Observer Program Coordinator. She coordinates policy and budgets for 14 observer programs in six regions of the U.S. She also administers the science and technology budget for Congressional appropriations for implementing electronic monitoring and reporting in commercial and recreational fisheries. She is vice-chair of a NMFS staff electronic technologies working group.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Brett is a Groundfish Sector Policy Analyst in the Sustainable Fisheries Division at the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, MA. He has worked on the groundfish sector program for the last 5 years and for the last 2 years, he has helped lead the efforts to implement electronic monitoring in the groundfish fishery.
Bradley S. McHale
HMS Management Division
Brad is the Northeast Branch Chief of the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division at NMFS's Office of Sustainable Fisheries. He and his team are responsible for the development and implementation of the Electronic Monitoring program for the Atlantic HMS Pelagic Longline fleet. They established a highly innovative design of individual bycatch quotas, performance-based management measures, and electronic monitoring to create individual incentives for fishermen to reduce bycatch of bluefin tuna while supporting sustainable fishing for other pelagic species.
North Pacific / Alaska
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NOAA Office of Gen. Counsel
Thomas Meyer is the lead attorney who provides daily advice to the AK Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Mgmt. Analysis Division and its groundfish observer program.
Rick is a fisheries consultant with extensive international experience who was active in development of the EM-based fishery catch monitoring program in B.C.
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assoc.
Dan is a veteran commercial fisherman and a National Fisherman Magazine 'Highliner" award winner in 2011. Among many accomplishments, Dan coordinated a 2011 pilot program to operationalize video-based EM in Alaska's halibut and sablefish fishery.
NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Regional Office
Sally is the Deputy Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Division, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region. Her work focuses primarily on development of regulations for observer coverage, record-keeping and reporting, and equipment operational requirements for catch monitoring and catch accounting in the groundfish fisheries off Alaska.
Sullivan & Richards LLP
Joe Sullivan is an attorney who works with fishermen and fishermen’s associations across a wide range of policy, regulatory and transactional matters. He has been a leader in the formation of fishery cooperatives and has played a key role in designing and implementing co-management arrangements addressing complex catch and bycatch issues. Photo coming soon!
NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office
Jennifer Mondragon is a Resource Management Specialist at NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office. Her branch focuses on data quality and catch estimation in the Alaskan groundfish fishery. In this role, she has been involved in writing regulations and implementing programs to support catch monitoring, including implementation of EM for compliance-monitoring and as a catch estimation tool. Jennifer is also on the team that oversees an interagency electronic reporting system in Alaska.
Gauvin & Associates
John Gauvin is the Fisheries Science Director for the Alaska Seafood Cooperative. Through work for the Groundfish Forum, North Pacific Fisheries Research Foundation, and the Environmental
Defense Fund, John served as the principal investigator for numerous studies. Two of these have included assessments of the feasibility and efficacy of using EM systems to monitor adherence to deck sorting and handling/discard protocols for prohibited species.
Pacific / U.S. West Coast
Pacific Fisheries Management Inc.
Bruce provides policy advice, strategic planning and management services to clients such as commercial fishing associations, government agencies and environmental organizations.He has been active in the field for 30 years, involved in the design, development and implementation of cooperative and shared management and monitoring arrangements in fisheries throughout North America.
NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Regional Office
Stephen Freese is chief of the West Coast Region’s Sustainable Fisheries Monitoring Branch and Acting-Chief of the Permits Branch. In conjunction with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s Scientific Data Management and Observer Programs, Steve and his staff are responsible for the Pacific Groundfish Trawl IFQ Program’s Catch Accounting/Quota Share Systems.
Archipelago Marine Research
Howard is a founding member of Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. He has played a key role in the development of at-sea and shore based monitoring programs, a crucial component to BC commercial groundfish fisheries. Over the past decade Howard has led the development of technology-based approaches to fishery EM programs in many different regions.
Archipelago Marine Research
Shawn Stebbins is president and CEO of Archipelago Marine Research. Shawn’s work is dedicated to developing, implementing, and managing a broad range of fishery monitoring programs. He has taken a leadership role in working with fishermen, industry organizations, regulators, science organizations and NGOs in the pursuit of data collection and reporting systems that support the development of sustainable fisheries.
Richard is the Scientific Data Management Program Manager for the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. His team is responsible for the development of the West Coast Catch Share Individual Fish Quota (IFQ) web database that went live on Jan. 11, 2011. Richard graduated from the Univ. of Washington with a BS in Forestry and Land Use Planning in 1981.
Gil Sylvia, PhD.
Gil Sylvia is a Marine Resource Economist, Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES) and Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University. He is also presently chairman of TraxTM Systems, Inc. , a private non-profit corporation dedicated to research and development of eFIS systems.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Dave Colpo is a Senior Program Manager at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. He acts as the Principal Investigator or provides oversight on a number of commercial fisheries related projects on the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii. He has led the efforts on an EM pre-implementation study on the West Coast.
Sullivan & Richards LLP
Joe Sullivan is an attorney who works with fishermen and fishermen’s associations across a wide range of policy, regulatory and transactional matters. He has been a leader in the formation of fishery co-ops in the Bering Sea and Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries and the Bering Sea crab fishery, and has played a key role in designing and implementing co-management arrangements addressing complex catch and bycatch issues.
(610) 745 5745
201 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Kate directs the The Nature Conservancy's California Groundfish Program, a longstanding engagement between TNC, fishermen and communities that aims to improve scientific understanding of fishery resources to drive better management decisions and better fishing practices. She works with fishermen to develop and implement conservation strategies across a 15-million-acre seascape. Kate manages the Conservancy’s portfolio of fishing assets, advises the quota insurance risk pool that incentivizes sustainable harvest practices, manages collaborative research projects (including implementation of EM), and executed a fishing asset divestiture strategy that transferred ownership of TNC's fishing rights to port communities. Kate holds a BA in biology from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UCSB.
Western & Central Pacific
Alfred “Bubba” Cook
Western Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager
World Wide Fund for Nature
PO Box 6237, Marion Square
Wellington 6141, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 499 2930 / (0)4 499 2954 | m: +64 (0)27 833 0537 Skype: bubbas_law
As the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager for WWF, Bubba focuses on improving tuna fisheries management in the Western and Central Pacific through policy improvements, market tools, and technological innovation. He recently supported a project implementing electronic reporting tablets for observers in the PNA tuna purse seine fishery and is currently pursuing the development of an electronic reporting platform in four key Pacific Island states. He has expertise in EM and has most recently contributed to the development of a UN project in support of EM implementation.
Oceanic Fisheries Program
B.P. D5 | 98848 Noumea, New Caledonia
Tel: (687) 26 20 00
Mob: (687) 95 34 97
Malo Hosken is the Regional E-Reporting Coordinator of the Pacific Community. Since 2013, he has coordinated EM and ER trials in the WCPO convention area, working with National Fisheries Management Authorities in member countries, regional fisheries management organisations, NGOs, fishing companies and technical service providers. Working at SPC since 2009, Malo is committed to multi-stakeholder collaborations towards implementing E-Reporting and E-Monitoring tools that will help achieve sustainable fishing practices for the benefit of all.
P.O. Box 35122
New Zealand 5041
Johanna is a consultant working for New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries to introduce mandatory electronic catch and geospatial position reporting, and electronic monitoring, across NZ's commercial fishing fleet (about 1,000 vessels). The programme - called IEMRS - the Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System - will be phased in over approximately three years. Johanna's other work includes sustainability certifications, fisheries audits, and research and management of the environmental effects of fishing.
Melanie is a Fish and Wildlife Administrator in the Sustainable Fisheries Division, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Region. She focuses primarily on the development of management measures for federal Pacific Islands fisheries. Melanie is responsible for tracking and reporting regional progress in developing electronic technologies including the use of EM/ER in the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries. Melanie is also coordinating with the Pacific Islands Observer Program and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in the development of electronic technologies for observer reporting, fishery logbooks, and electronic monitoring of catch and interactions with seabirds, marine mammals, and sea turtles.
+61 2 6225 5379
Manager EM & Observers
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Mike is the manager of the EM and Observer Programs at Australian Fisheries Management Authority. He has been responsible for implementation and management of AFMA's EM program in tuna longline fisheries and southern shark gillnet fishery. EM has been used as a fulltime program for the past 2 years in tuna fisheries and used for monitoring the gillnet fishery since 2010. Mike has been responsible for designing monitoring program using both EM and observers in multiple fisheries across Australia.