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List of projects undertaken by GPA or by GPA personnel undertaking individual contracts

Date Country/ region Project title/ description Client
June 2017 Fiji Construction of a satellite account for contribution of fisheries to the GDP of Fiji Forum Fisheries Agency
May 2017 – Jan 2018 Tuvalu Ongoing provision of advisory services to the Tuvalu Fisheries Department New Zealand Aid Programme
Apr-June 2017 Pacific Islands A review of the SPC’s fisheries programmes Pacific Community
March 2017 Western and Central Pacific High Seas Longline Tuna Transshipment in the WCPO International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network
Jan 2017 and ongoing Western and Central Industry Study on the Tuna Longline Industry in the WCPO Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Sept 2016 – Apr 2017 Pacific Islands Preparation of national fishery profiles for 14 Pacific Island countries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Oct 2016 to Apr 2018 Fiji Improvement of governance in coastal fisheries Packard Foundation
Oct 2016 – May 2017 Tuvalu Ongoing provision of advisory services to the Tuvalu Fisheries Department New Zealand Aid Programme
July 2016 Fiji Preparation of a constitution and corporate plan for the Fiji Fisheries Industry Association Forum Fisheries Agency
Apr-May 2016 Tonga Evaluation of potential for expansion of a fishing business Asian Development Bank
April 2016 China Bycatch handling and release, data recording and regulatory requirements for longline captains Liancheng  Oveseas Fishery (Shenzen) Co. Ltd
Jan-Feb 2016 Pacific Islands Technical advice on New Zealand’s plans for supporting fisheries management activities in the Pacific Islands New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Nov 2015 Solomon Islands Bycatch handling and release, data recording and regulatory requirements for longline captains National Fisheries Developments, Ltd.
Sept 2015 Global A Review of pole-and-line tuna fishing in the world International Pole and Line Foundation
August 2015 Fiji A review of fishing activity in the Vatu-i-Ra seascape Wildlife Conservation Society
August 2015 to May 2016 Pacific Islands A study of the economic benefits from fisheries in the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories Secretariat of the Pacific Community
May 2015 Pacific Islands region Technical advice on New Zealand’s plans for supporting fisheries management activities in the Pacific Islands New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Apr-May 2015 Pacific Islands region Final program performance report of Australia’s fisheries for food security programme Forum Fisheries Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia
Jan—April 2015 Pacific Islands region Tuna industry development opportunities for FFA member countries Forum Fisheries Agency
Jan 2015 Kiribati Study of industrial fishing vessel employment opportunities for Kiribati New Zealand Aid Programme
Oct 2014 – Oct 2016 Tuvalu Ongoing provision of advisory services to the Tuvalu Fisheries Department New Zealand Aid Programme
Sept 2014 Marshall Islands Bycatch handling and release for longline captains Luen Thai Fishing Venture, Inc.
Aug 2014 – Mar 2015 Fiji Improving the governance of coastal fisheries Packard Foundation
Aug 2014 Cook Islands Bycatch handling and release for longline captains Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources
August 2014 Cook Islands Peer review of the Marine Stewardship Council fishery assessment of the Cook Islands EEZ south Pacific albacore longline fishery MacAlister Elliott and Partners Ltd
June-Jul 2014 Pacific Islands region Pacific islands countries and United States of America development-oriented trade & investment study—fisheries component Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
May 2014 – July 2016 Kiribati Kiribati Fisheries Training Strengthening Programme New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
May-June 2014 Western and Central Pacific Case studies of successful fisheries management Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
June-July 2014 Fiji, Papua New Guinea Analysis of tuna supply chains WWF South Pacific
May 2014 - ongoing Kiribati Kiribati Fisheries Training Strengthening Programme New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
May-June 2014 Pacific Islands Study on a development-oriented trade and investment arrangement Forum Fisheries Agency
May – June 2014 Pacific Islands A review of Australia’s Fisheries for Food Security Programme Forum Fisheries Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia
Mar 2014 Pacific Islands A review of regional ocean policies and how they contribute to poverty eradication and sustained economic growth UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Feb 2014 Japan Overview of the tuna pole-and-line fisheries of Japan International Pole and Line Foundation
Jan – Feb 2014 Indonesia Improvements to the management of the bagan/anchovy fisheries of Indonesia International Pole-and-Line Foundation
Jan 2014 and ongoing Western and Central Pacific/ East Asia Contributor, Tuna Industry Newsletter (bi-monthly) Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Dec 2013- Jan 2014 Pacific Islands A review of fisheries aspects of European Union cooperation with the Pacific Region European Commission
Nov 2013-Jan 2014 Micronesia Formulation of a tuna fisheries development policy Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov-Dec 2013 Pacific Islands A conservation oriented review of Pacific Island fisheries International Union for Conservation of Nature
Nov 2010 - ongoing Pacific Islands Fisheries Adviser, Pacific Tuna Sector Program International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Oct 2013 - ongoing Solomon Islands Technical Adviser, Project Management Unit, Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Aug – Sept 2013 Pacific Islands A review of FAO fisheries activities in the Pacific Islands area Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
June – Sept 2013 Pacific Islands Building capacity of ACP member states of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in fisheries information communication African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
April-June 2013 Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu Strengthening productive and trade capacities of small-scale businesses in tuna fisheries United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
March-April 2013 Fiji Review of project on the seafood supply chain WWF New Zealand
March 2013 Tuvalu Analysis of a possible EU fisheries partnership arrangement European Union
Jan-March 2013 Maldives Development of baitfishery management scheme for the pole-and-line tuna fishery World Bank Maldives Environmental Management Project
Dec 2012 Indian Ocean region A review of bycatch and discard issues in Indian Ocean tuna fisheries Indian Ocean Commission
Nov-Dec 2012 Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam Review of the GEF/UNDP West Pacific East Asia Fisheries Management Project United Nations Development Programme
Nov 2012 Western Pacific Ocean Provision of information on tuna in the Western Pacific Ocean California Environmental Associates
Oct 2012 – Oct 2014 Tuvalu Ongoing provision of advisory services to the Tuvalu Fisheries Department New Zealand Aid Programme
Oct 2012 Maldives Peer review of the Marine Stewardship Council Fishery Assessment of the Pole and Line Skipjack Fishery in the Maldives Moody Marine Ltd.
Sept-Oct 2012 North Pacific and South Pacific Peer review of the Marine Stewardship Council Fishery Assessment of the North Pacific albacore tuna pole-and-line and troll/jig fishery and of the South Pacific albacore tuna troll/jig fishery Moody Marine Ltd
Sep 2012 - May 2013 Solomon Islands Fisheries technical adviser in appraisal of IFC financing for tuna loining/ canning plant. International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Aug 2012 – Jun 2013 Pacific Islands Preparatory work to support development of a regional fisheries-sector investment programme World Bank
May 2012 – April 2013 Tuvalu Tuvalu Fisheries Department Institutional Strengthening Project (ISP) Inception Phase New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Feb-June 2012 Pacific Islands Development of International Finance Corporation’s Strategy for Engagement in Pacific Islands Tuna Sector International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Mar-June 2012 Pacific Islands Study of Tuna Transshipment in the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Jan – June 2012 Global Study of the management of baitfisheries that support pole-and-line International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
Dec 2011 – Jan 2102 Pacific Islands Review of core activities and sustainable financing options for the SPC Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Nov 2011 – June 2012 European Union Study on the application of the system of derogation to the rules of origin of fisheries products in Papua New Guinea and Fiji European Parliament/ Blomeyer & Sanz S.L.
Nov 2011 – June 2012 Pacific Islands Development of a manual for the design and conduct of coastal fishery creel and market surveys Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Oct 2011 – March 2012 Pacific Islands and the European Union Feasibility assessment of exporting fish products of headings HS0304/5 to the European Union Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Oct 2011 – Jan 2012 Indian Ocean region Production of a document with graphics explaining, in terms easily comprehensible to the lay person, the current status and prospects for sustainability of fishing on stocks of tuna in the Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Commission
Sept – Oct 2011 Pacific Islands Review of the FFA fishery observer programme Forum Fisheries Agency
Aug 2011 – Aug 2012 Pacific Islands Operationalisation of the World Bank’s Pacific Island Fisheries Engagement Strategy World Bank, East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
July 2011 Pacific Islands Participation as invited expert in the workshop on data collection and stock assessment of deepwater snappers in Pacific island countries and territories Secretariat of the Pacific Community
June-July 2011 Pacific Islands Preparation of a briefing note on the tuna fisheries of the Pacific Islands for the WWF South Pacific Office Worldwide Fund for Nature
May 2011 Indian Ocean An assessment of the requirements for an eco-certification scheme for the tuna fisheries of the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Commission
May-Jun 2011 Pacific Islands External technical review of 13-chapter SPC publication Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change. Secretariat of the Pacific Community
April 2011 Pacific Islands A study of the major issues of artisanal tuna fisheries of the region. Forum Fisheries Agency
Mar – Apr 2011 Pacific Islands and SE Asia A study of past efforts to promote pole-and-line tuna fishing Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov 2010 Pacific Islands Preparation of a strategy for accessing climate change funding for the fisheries sector. Forum Fisheries Agency
Sept – Dec 2010 Western and Central Pacific Ocean A review of the current practices for tuna catch attribution and suggesting standard practices Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
Sept 2010 Pacific Islands A review of the experience from rural fisheries centers Asian Development Bank
Aug – Sept 2010 Pakistan Planning and implementing workshop on the development and management of tuna resources in Pakistan Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
August 2010 Indian Ocean region Contribution of a fisheries chapter to a study of Anthropogenic Threats to Indian Ocean Seamount Ecosystems. International Union for the Conservation of Nature
June – Aug 2010 Pacific Islands Formulation of a program of crewing by Pacific Islanders on foreign fishing vessels World Bank and Parties to the Nauru Agreement
June – Oct 2010 East Asia and Pacific Islands Assessment of the impact of industry and market drivers on the global tuna supply chain Forum Fisheries Agency
June-July 2010 East Asia Investigation of employment opportunities for Pacific islanders onboard foreign fishing vessels operating in the WCPO Forum Fisheries Agency
June 2010 Pacific Islands Production of a chapter on the marine fishery resources of the Pacific Islands for FAO's Review of the State of World Marine Fishery Resources Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Apr 2010 New Zealand Peer review of the Marine Stewardship Council Assessment report for the New Zealand albacore tuna troll fishery Moody Marine and Marine Stewardship Council
Feb –Apr 2010 Global A review of the bycatch from the small-scale tuna fisheries of the world Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Apr 2010 Maldives Peer review of the Marine Stewardship Council Assessment report for pole and line skipjack fishery in the Maldives Marine Stewardship Council
Jan – Feb 2010 Tonga A review of the constraints to operating fisheries businesses International Finance Corporation
Feb 2010 - June 2011 Pacific Islands Development of a Pacific Island Fisheries Engagement Strategy for the World Bank, and formulation of associated fisheries development and management support activities World Bank, East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
Feb 2010 Pacific Islands Distant water longline fleets and implications of regulation of transshipment at sea US National Marine Fisheries Service
Aug 2009-Apr 2010 Pacific Islands A study of the future of Pacific Island fisheries – the likely scenarios in 2035 Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Forum Fisheries Agency
Dec 2009 Pacific Islands and East Asia Investigation of potential fishing industry partnerships and financing of sustainable Pacific Ocean tuna fisheries International Finance Corporation
Sept 2009, May 2010 Pacific Islands Production of fishery profiles for each Pacific Island country Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Oct 2009 Pacific Islands Survey of utilization of deepwater bottomfish resources and provision of recommendations for the collection of data necessary for fishery management Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Oct 2009 Pacific Islands Estimation of the quantities of baitfish required to replace purse seining in the Pacific Islands region and an examination of the ability of the region’s baitfish resources to support that replacement International Sustainable Seafood Foundation
Apr-May 2009 Pacific Islands A review of the marine fishery resources of the Pacific Islands Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
June 2009 Pacific Islands Conducted workshop for fisheries administrations and training institutions addressing mitigation of bycatch in WCPO tuna fisheries Secretariat of the Pacific Community
July-Sept 2009 Indian Ocean A survey of the fishing capacity of the tuna fleets operating in the Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
July 2009 Pacific Islands Examination of the use of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management in Pacific Island tuna fisheries Forum Fisheries Agency
Feb – Apr 2009 Pacific Islands Compiling the lessons learned from a decade of promoting tuna management plans in Pacific Island countries Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Feb 2009 Pacific Islands Examining the use of household income and expenditure surveys for fishery purposes Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Jan 2009 – Nov 2010 ACP states, Dutch and British overseas territories Coordination of Module 1 of the EU/ ACP project ‘Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions in ACP/ OCT countries. Management of 78 TA missions and 17 supply contracts in support of fishery product food safety Competent Authorities. ACP Secretariat/ Cardno-Agrisystems Ltd.
March 2009 Pacific Islands, Asia Assessing trends in WCPO tuna fleet sizes and composition Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Dec 2008 Vietnam Fisheries observer training and longline industry bycatch issues awareness WWF Vietnam and Ibromar BV
November 2008 Papua New Guinea Facilitation of the annual National Fisheries Conference PNG National Fisheries Authority
Nov 2008 – Jan 2009 Tuvalu Participation in a scoping team for an institutional strengthening project in the Tuvalu fisheries sector. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Sept-Oct 2008 Pacific Islands Impact of energy price fluctuations on fisheries in the Pacific with emphasis on the tuna industry: energy costs and fishing Asian Development Bank
Aug 2008 – May 2009 Pacific Islands Assessment of the economic benefits of fisheries to the economies of 22 Pacific Island countries and territories Asian Development Bank, Australian Agency for International Development, and the World Bank
July 2008 Pacific Islands A regional study of the relationship between sea safety and fisheries management Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
May 2008 Cook Islands, American Samoa Fisheries observer training and longline industry bycatch issues awareness US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
May 2008 Pacific Islands Moderation of a Workshop on Turtle-Fishery Interactions in Pacific Island Tuna Fisheries, and formulation a Turtle By-Catch Mitigation Action Plan for consideration by the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Committee. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
May 2008 Pacific Islands A regional study of gender issues in domestic tuna industry development Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Mar-Apr 2008 Fiji Fisheries observer training and longline industry bycatch issues awareness US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Jan-Nov 2008 Papua New Guinea Assisting the National Fisheries Authority in the establishment of the PNG Institute for Sustainable Marine Resources as a new division of the Authority PNG National Fisheries Authority
January 2008 – March 2009 Papua New Guinea Provision of project management services to manage the construction and development of the new Nago Island Mariculture and Research Facility PNG National Fisheries Authority
March 2008 Papua New Guinea Organise and facilitate a one-week workshop on the development and application of coconut oil bio-fuel PNG Sustainable Energy Limited and PNG National Fisheries Authority
Mar – May 2008 Pacific Islands Documenting the tuna industry development aspirations of FFA member countries and assessing the degree to which actual/proposed tuna management measures are likely to affect on these aspirations. South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov 2007 – Feb 2008 Pacific Islands Review of a tuna industry development project (DevFish) European Union
Jan 2008 Fiji Review of corruption in the fisheries sector The World Bank
Dec 2007 Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa Review of the literature relevant to institutional strengthening/ fisheries capacity-building in five Pacific Island countries South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Oct – Dec 2007 Pacific Islands

Examination of catch retention as a tuna management measure in the western and central Pacific Ocean

South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov 2007 Kiribati Participation in a scoping study on an institutional strengthening project for the Kiribati fisheries sector, with a view to promoting fishing industry domestication, increasing revenues from tuna fisheries and improving the management of coastal marine resources South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov 2007 – ongoing Pacific Islands region Development and documentation of competency standards for the establishment of a Pacific Island Regional Fisheries Observer qualification. South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency/ Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Nov 2007 Pacific Islands region Review progress by Pacific Island countries in implementing the ecosystem approach to the management of coastal fisheries and aquaculture, and recommend a regional strategy to strengthen future implementation The Nature Conservancy/ Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Oct – Nov 2007 Pacific Islands Analysis of the technical, economic, social, and political factors affecting Pacific Island Countries from obtaining optimal benefits from fishery resources. The World Bank
Oct 2007 Mauritius (Rodrigues) Design, establish and monitor a marine protected area in Rodrigues lagoon United Nations Development Programme
Aug and Dec 2007 Palau Fisheries observer training and longline industry bycatch issues awareness US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Aug-Sep 2007 Pacific Islands Cost calculations and funding options for a regional tuna fisheries observer programme in the western Pacific. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
May & Sep 2007 Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam Inputs to a DG SANCO sponsored regional training workshops on EU Fishery and Aquaculture Legislation AETS / European Union (DG SANCO – Consumer Health and Protection)
June 2007 – Ongoing Papua New Guinea Provision of technical and advisory services in support of the establishment of a new Division of the National Fisheries Authority as the Institute for Sustainable Marine Resources PNG National Fisheries Authority
May - June 2007 Western and Central Pacific Ocean Analysis of issues and formulation of recommendations relating to potential regulation of transhipment by tuna fishing vessels operating in the WCPO Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
Apr 2007 – Apr 2008 Solomon Islands Advise on licensing arrangements and develop a national environmental and management policy framework for pearl farming World Fisheries Centre
Apr - Jun 2007 Global Formulation of guidelines for the management of Napolean wrasse fisheries for the purpose of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mar 2007 New Caledonia Fisheries observer training and longline industry bycatch issues awareness US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Mar 2007 Pacific Islands region Moderator of a technical workshop on lessons learned from fisheries institutional strengthening project in the Pacific Islands region South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency

Feb 2007

Maldives Review of the monitoring, control and surveillance for inshore and offshore fisheries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dec 2006 Papua New Guinea Coordination of a workshop program for seafood value adding International Finance Corporation
Oct-Dec 2006 Papua New Guinea Phase II – Women in fisheries business training. International Finance Corporation
Oct-Nov 2006 Nauru Scoping study for an institutional strengthening project in support of improved fisheries management Forum Fisheries Agency/ AusAID
Sep 2006 Western and Central Pacific Ocean Study to advise on a capacity-building strategy for the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Forum Fisheries Agency
Aug-Sep 2006 Pacific Islands Issues and considerations in addressing a shark finning ban by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Forum Fisheries Agency
Aug – Nov 2006 Papua New Guinea Strategic planning and capacity building for PNG Surf Association. International Finance Corporation
Jul - Aug 2006 Pacific/ Global Study of lessons learned in the use of alternative income generation/ livelihoods development as a fisheries management tool. WorldFish Center
Jun-Nov 2006 Pacific Islands and East Asia Survey to establish the capacity of longline and pole-and-line fleets in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
June 2006 Papua New Guinea Training needs of the fisheries sector in Papua New Guinea PNG National Fisheries Authority
Apr - May 2006 Polynesia Needs assessment for fisheries business management training in Polynesia Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Apr 2006 New Caledonia Pre-project implementation study, longline bycatch mitigation and management US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Apr 2006 Pakistan An assessment of the development potential for the domestic tuna industry Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mar 2006 Samoa Diagnostic mission on the Samoa Competent Authority ruling on the sanitary production of fishery products Forum Fisheries Agency
Mar 2006 Papua New Guinea/ Pacific Islands Provision of resource person at a meeting to develop management approaches and systems for sea cucumber fisheries, and contributor to a manual on management best practice. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Feb - Mar 2006 Marshall Islands Sea turtle by-catch awareness and mitigation, Phase 2 US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Jan - Dec 2006 Papua New Guinea Program development for the National Fisheries College PNG National Fisheries Authority
Jan 2006 Pacific Islands A review of the history of industrial fishing in the region Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dec 2005 Global Facilitate a meeting to determine the form and content of a reef fisheries management information portal WorldFish Center
Nov 2005 - ongoing Solomon Islands Strengthening the Solomon islands Competent Authority and Fishing Industry on the Sanitary Production of Fish Products (18 months) Solomon Islands Government/ European Commission
Nov 2005 Marshall Islands Training of outer island data collectors in sea turtle life history, measuring, biopsy protocols for DNA sampling, and record keeping. NOAA Fisheries
Oct
2005
Indonesia Longline turtle bycatch mortality mitigation; industry awareness and observer training Worldwide Fund for Nature
Oct 2005 Niue Review of a project to support commercial and artisanal fisheries development New Zealand Agency for International Development
Sept – Nov 2005 Asia-Pacific Contribute to a review of ADB Fisheries Policy and provide advice on future policy directions for ADB-supported fisheries projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Development Bank
Sept – Dec 2005 Pacific Islands regional A review of spearfishing in the Pacific Islands Secretariat of the Pacific Community/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Aug – Sept 2005 Cambodia/ Laos/ Vietnam Improving Food Safety and its Management in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / New Zealand Agency for International Development
Aug 2005 – ongoing Global A review of the ecological, social, and economic impacts of shrimp trawling in the world Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Aug 2005 Papua New Guinea Fisheries observer training and industry awareness, sea turtle by-catch mitigation US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Jul 2005 –ongoing Solomon Islands Commercialisation of Seaweed Production in Solomon Islands. 3-year project to develop a small-scale seaweed farming industry in rural areas of the country. Solomon Islands Government/ European Commission
July 2005
Pacific Islands Participation in ecosystem working group policy and planning session aimed at identifying major themes and subjects for regional fishery management purposes Forum Fisheries Agency
Jun – Jul 2005 Federated States of Micronesia Sea turtle – fisheries interaction review. US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Jun 2005 Federated States of Micronesia Strengthening Yap State government services in coastal resources management International Waters Project, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
May – Aug 2005 Pacific Islands region A review of the FFA regional fisheries observer program South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Apr – Aug 2005 Tuvalu Analysis of the operations of the National Fishing Corporation of Tuvalu and preparation of a business plan. South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Apr – May 2005 Pacific Islands region Fisheries input into the “Pacific Plan” Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Apr 2005 Solomon Islands Pre-project implementation study, longline by-catch mitigation and management US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Mar – Apr 2005 Papua New Guinea Facilitating the development of a strategic plan for the Papua New Guinea Diving Association Pacific Enterprise Development Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Mar 2005 Papua New Guinea Review of the Papua New Guinea Seafood National Competent Authority ruling on the sanitary production of fishery products Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority
Feb –Mar 2005 Pacific Islands region Defining artisanal fisheries: some terminology considerations for discussions on fisheries subsidies within the framework of the World Trade Organization Commonwealth Secretariat
Nov 2004 – Jan 2005 Papua New Guinea Design and delivery of a training program for women in fisheries on seafood value adding Pacific Enterprise Development Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Nov 2004 – Jan 2005 East Asia/ Pacific Islands region China tuna longlining in the Pacific Islands: review of the current situation and potentials for increasing benefits to Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Nov – Dec 2004 Fiji A review of fisheries management, legislation, research, development, extension and aquaculture in Fiji. Asian Development Bank
Jun-October 2004 Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Cook Islands Review of the fisheries In the Solomon Islands, followed by a specific assessment of the likely impact of fishing by licensed European tuna vessels European Commission
Feb 2004 Maldives Options and Feasibility for Processing and Marketing
of Value-added Tuna Products in the Maldives
INFOFISH
Feb 2004 Pacific Islands

Organization of, and participation in, an international expert consultation on sea safety in small fishing boats

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dec 2003 American Samoa Assessment of Contaminated Tuna MacAlister, Elliot and Partners
Nov 2003 East Timor(Desk study) Review of Sector Investment Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture UniQuest, for Australian Agency for International Development
Nov-Dec 2003 Marshall Islands Defining the parameters for future sea turtle research in the Marshall Islands NOAA Fisheries
Oct 2003 – Jan 2004 Global A worldwide study of small-scale tuna fishing Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Oct 2002-Jan 2003 Hawaii Study of the impacts of implementing a vessel monitoring system in the western and central Pacific Ocean NOAA Fisheries
Sept 2003 – Dec 2006 Papua New Guinea PNG Coastal Fisheries Management and Development Project. This ADB loan-funded project aims to institute sustainable marine resource use practices in three coastal provinces New Ireland, Morobe and Bay. Technical inputs to develop fishery research and management arrangements and construct maritime infrastructure in each province. PNG National Fisheries Authority and Asian Development Bank
Sept-Dec 2003 Bay of Bengal region A review of fishery management arrangements in Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, identify international/ trans-boundary fishery management issues, and propose improvements to regional cooperation in fisheries management. Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme/ Global Environment Facility
July – Sept 2003 Central and western Pacific Ocean A review of purse seine tuna fishing capacity NOAA Fisheries
June – Oct 2003 Pacific Islands region Production of Pacific Islands component of study “State of World Capture Fisheries Management Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
May – Jun 2003 PacificIslands region A review of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Coastal Fisheries Programme  Secretariat of the Pacific Community
May 2003 Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Coordination of Fishing Industry seminar on Strengthening the Seafood Processing / Exporting Sector to Improve Trading Opportunities Centre for the Development of and Technical Centre for Rural and Agricultural Cooperation
July - Oct 2003 Hawaii Environmental assessment of the regulatory changes in the U.S. tuna treaty NOAA Fisheries
Jun/July and Sep/Oct 2003 Solomon Islands Strengthening the Solomon Islands Competent Authority Centre for the Development of Enterprises
Feb – Mar 2003 Cambodia A review of the nation’s marine fisheries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Jan – Feb 2003 Pacific Islands region A review of sea safety in fisheries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
April-May 2002 PNG Assistance in formulating a fisheries management plan for sharks Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Feb-April 2003 FSM Education programme to reduce adverse interactions between commercial tuna fishing operations and sea turtles NOAA Fisheries
Oct 2001-Feb 2003 Marshall Islands Assessment of feasibility of outer island coastal fishery development projects  Asian Development Bank
Oct 2002 – Jan 2003 Pacific Islands region Review of domestic tuna industry development in the region, identification of constraints to further development, and formulation of a regional assistance programme. Forum Fisheries Agency
Oct 2002 Fiji Mission to the Fiji Competent Authority Ruling the Sanitary Conditions of Fish Products Centre for the Development of Enterprises
Oct 2002 Vietnam Compilation of Data on Pelagic Tuna Fisheries In Vietnam Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Oct 2002 Fiji Speaker on fisheries at conference on Pacific Islands Private Sector Development Centre for the Development of Enterprises
Sept 2002 Pacific Islands region Review of the activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization in the fisheries sector of the Pacific Islands proj  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Aug 2002 Maldives Fisheries management input on marine fisheries legislation project  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Jul-Aug 2002 Sri Lanka Information, Education and Communications input into an institutional strengthening/ capacity-building for the Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean Resources and its ten line agencies Asian Development Bank
May-Aug 2002 Pacific Islands region Study of the status and future of the US western Pacific tuna purse seine fleet University of Hawaii
Apr-May 2002 West Africa Design of sustainable livelihood project  “Improvement of the Policy and Institutional Environment for the Development of Co-Management Systems in Inland Waters in Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, and Ghana” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mar 2002– Feb 2003 Vietnam Assistance to Implementation of HACCP in the Fish Processing Sector in Vietnam Seafood Export and Quality Improvement Project (DANIDA)
Feb 2002 Pacific Islands region Production of a document on regional and country aspects of fisheries in the Pacific Islands Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Jan 2002 East Timor A review of Australian assistance to the fisheries sector in East Timor Australian Agency for International Development
Dec 2001-Jan 2002 Pacific Islands region Production of national fishery profiles and a review of fisheries management arrangements in fourteen Pacific Island nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Nov - Dec 2001 Pacific Islands region Revision of FAO's review of Pacific Islands Fisheries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Oct 2001 Pacific Islands region A Review of ADB's technical Assistance for the Development of an International Fisheries Agreement for the Conservation and Management of the Tuna Resources in the Central and Western Pacific Ocean Asian Development Bank
Sept - Oct 2001 Pacific Islands region Pacific Island region – Production of the report on the assessment of the economic benefits of fisheries to the economies of Pacific Island nations. World Bank
May - Oct 2001 Pacific Islands region Assessment of the economic benefits of fisheries to the economies of fourteen Pacific Island nations Asian Development Bank
Jun - Oct 2001 PNG Preparing the Coastal Fisheries Development and Management Project. Design of ADB loan to support rural coastal fisheries development and management Asian Development Bank
Apr - Sep 2001 Pacific Islands region Contribution to the First Regional Task Force for the Global Environment Facility Strategic Action Programme for International Waters South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Aug-Sept 2001 PNG Assessment of the suitability of a potential site for a regional fisheries service centre ADB/National Fisheries Authority
Aug 2001 Marshall Islands Assistance in formulating a national fisheries management plan for sharks Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Jan, Mar - Oct 2001 PNG Seafood Safety Improvement Project National Fisheries Authority / European Commission
Mar 2001 Hawaii, Guam, American. Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands An assessment of the alternatives, affected environment and impacts of proposed action for implementation of regulations prohibiting shark finning in the areas of US jurisdiction in the western and central Pacific Ocean US National Marine Fisheries Service
Feb 2001– Feb 2002 Vietnam Assistance to Implementation of HACCP in the Fish Processing Sector in Vietnam Seafood Export and Quality Improvement Project (DANIDA)
Jan - Jun 2001 Vanuatu Review of the international management implications of the activities of fishing vessels registered on Vanuatu's international shipping registry South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Jan 2001 PNG Fisheries Development Project - Seafood Safety / Quality Assurance Assignment National Fisheries Authority / Asian Development Bank
Oct - Dec 2000 Papua New Guinea National Seafood Safety Improvement Project National Fisheries Authority
October 2000 Tonga Final design of four-year Tonga Fisheries Project AusAID
August - September 2000 PNG Feasibility study and design of Coastal Fisheries Development Project for possible EDF funding European Commission
August 2000 Vanuatu Support to the formulation of a tuna management plan in Vanuatu FFA
July-October 2000 Pacific Islands region, with emphasis on Samoa, FSM, PNG Analysis of the benefits from tuna obtained by the Pacific Island countries ADB/FFA
June-July 2000 Indonesia Fisheries Management Specialist on marine fisheries legislation project FAO
May 2000 Samoa Survey of commercial seafood exporting enterprise in preparation for compliance with EU export standards Centre for the Industry Development
April 2000 Philippines Strengthening BFAR's Capacity for HACCP-based Quality Assurance Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dec 1999 - Dec 2003 PNG Restructuring, refurbishment and institutional strengthening of the PNG National Fisheries College Ausaid (joint project with ACIL Australia Pty. Ltd.)
Dec 1999 - Apr 2000 Pacific Islands region Contribution to the World Bank's 2000 Regional Economic Report of a chapter on the economic importance of the oceans to Pacific Island countries World Bank
Nov 1999 - Apr 2000 Solomon Islands Project preparatory technical assistance to design the Fisheries Development and Management Project, including ADB loan and GEF incremental funding Asian Development Bank
Aug 1999 - Jan 2001 Federated States of Micronesia Revision of national fisheries policies. Guidance in development of a management plan for tuna fisheries. Asian Development Bank
Aug - Sept 1999 Philippines HACCP Training for FAO project on Strengthening BFAR's Capacity for HACCP-based Quality Assurance. Curriculum development and running of National Fish Processing Plant Auditing Course FAO / Bureau of Fisheries and Resources
July 1999-July 2002 Papua New Guinea Fishery policy reform and institutional strengthening/ capacity-building in the PNG National Fisheries Authority Asian Development Bank
July 1999 Pacific Region HACCP workshop for Pacific Island students attending the 1999 SPC Nelson course SPC
June - August 1999 Bay of Bengal region Assessment of lessons learned during the implementation of the Bay of Bengal Programme for Fisheries Management FAO
May - June 1999 Palau Support to the Canadian-funded project of preparing a national tuna management plan for the Republic of Palau Forum Fisheries Agency
Mar 1999 Tonga Commonwealth Secretariat / SPC National Seafood Processing Workshop. Organise and run the two-week workshop. SPC
Dec 1998 -June 1999 Hawaii, East Asia, Guam, Northern Marianas, American Samoa Socioeconomic study of the importance of sharks in U.S. flag areas of the western and central Pacific, including estimates of shark utilization, markets, value, and management options U.S. National Marine Fisheries
Dec 1998 Pacific Islands region Preparation of Pacific Islands chapter for FAO triennial Review of the Status of Fisheries and Marine Resources FAO
Sept - Nov 1998 Marshall Islands Government policy development for management of oceanic tuna fisheries. Asian Development Bank
Aug - Oct 1998 Pacific Islands region Mid-term review of the EC-funded South Pacific Regional Tuna Research and Assessment Project Secretariat of the Pacific Community/ European Union
Apr 1998 - July 1999 Pacific Islands region Study of Coastal Resource Management in the Pacific Islands: detailed examination of success and failures in coastal resource management at 31 sites in 5 Pacific Island countries. World Bank
Apr 1998 - May 1999 Pacific Islands region Preparation of English- and French-language fishery training/ extension handbooks Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Mar 1998 - Apr 1998 Solomon Islands End-of-term review of the Rural Fishing Enterprises Project, phase 2. Solomon Islands Government/ European Union
Feb 1998 - Apr 1998 Papua New Guinea Assessment of current benefits from domestic and foreign purse seining in EEZ, with recommendations for enhancing benefits. South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
Jan 1998 Indonesia Assessment of the technical/management aspects of the fisheries component of a US$30 million project in the Maluku Islands World Bank
Dec 1997 Australia Provision of main resource person for workshop on Management of Australian Beche-de-mer Fisheries Queensland Fisheries Management Authority
Nov 1997 - Jan 1998 Pacific Islands region Compilation of fishery profiles and synopsis of fishery management information for 14 Pacific Island countries, for inclusion in FAO's world wide web site and digital atlas of fisheries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Nov 1997 - May 1998 Pacific Islands region Compilation of coastal zone management profiles and a directory of organisations involved in coastal zone management for 22 Pacific Island countries and territories. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Oct 1997 - May 2005 Australia Period contract to provide personnel for project review and appraisal. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Oct 1997 - Aug 1999 Sri Lanka Preparation of resource profiles summarising key biological, economic and technical information on six commercial fisheries and documenting national fisheries development history, legislation and management approaches. Sri Lanka Government/ United Nations Development Programme/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Sept 1997 Kiribati Facilitation of employment of Kiribati men on the US purse seine vessels South Pacific Forum Secretariat and the South Pacific Project Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Aug 1997 - April 1998 Tonga Review of the Tonga fisheries sector, and formulation of future work plans and projects for Ministry of Fisheries. Australian Agency for International Development/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Aug 1997 - Nov 1997 East Asia, Pacific Islands region Review and analysis of the profitability and current status of distant water tuna purse seine fishing in the western and central Pacific, with an assessment of the opportunities and potential benefits for Pacific Island Countries South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency
August 1997 Fiji Technical review of a loan proposal to an integrated fish catching/processing/exporting business Commonwealth Development Corporation
August 1997 Samoa A study of possible improvements in the ice situation on fishing craft in Western Samoa South Pacific Commission
Jul 1997 - June 1999 Australia Period contract to provide personnel for project review, appraisal and design. Australian Agency for International Development.
Jul 1997 - Aug 1997 Madagascar Environmental impact study for an underwater geo-seismic petroleum prospecting survey of two coastal areas in northern and southern Madagascar where important fisheries were located. MacAlister Elliott and Partners/ Triton Oil International/ Hydrosearch Ltd.
Jun 1997 - Aug 1997 Northern Mariana Islands Study of the traditional use and cultural significance of sea turtles in the Northern Mariana Islands. Identification of conservation measures to promote sustainable interaction with sea turtle resources. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
June 1997 - July 1997 Pacific Islands region Study of the situation in selected Pacific Island Countries concerning the introduction of regulations on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for seafood exports. Food and Agriculture Organization, South Pacific Commission
June 1997 Pacific Islands region Review of the employment issues in fisheries United Nations Development Programme
Apr 1999 - May 1997 Pacific Islands region Analysis of the benefits from tuna obtained by the Pacific Island countries Forum Fisheries Agency
Mar 1997 - Jul 1997 Pacific Islands region Review of fishery and coastal zone management arrangements in support of a Global Environment Facility initiative to develop a Strategic Action Plan for International Waters in the region. South Pacific Commission/ South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Feb 1997 - Mar 1997 Pacific Rim and Pacific Islands Description of holdings of shark catch data among Pacific rim and Pacific Island fisheries agencies and institutions. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
Feb 1997 Bay of Bengal region Provision of resource person at FAO Bay of Bengal Programme Workshop on the Precautionary Approach to Fisheries Management. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Jan 1997 - Mar 1997 Pacific Islands region, East Asia Review of the current status of crewing aboard foreign fishing vessels operating in the western, central and south Pacific, with special emphasis on employment opportunities for Pacific island crew. Forum Fisheries Agency
Dec 1996 - Feb 1997 Kiribati Evaluation of a tuna longline fishing base joint venture proposal MacAlister Elliott and Partners / CDI (EU - ACP Centre for Industry Development)/ Govt. of Kiribati
Nov 1996 - Jan 1997 Aust/ NZ/ Pacific Islands region Review of policy issues affecting the contribution of fisheries to food security Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Nov 1996 Vanuatu Articulation of fisheries policy statement. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ Govt. of Vanuatu
Oct 1996 - Nov 1996 Sri Lanka Evaluation of a UNDP/FAO fisheries management project United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization
Oct 1996 Pacific Islands region Review of licensing criteria for foreign and domestic fisheries access. Forum Fisheries Agency
Sept 1996 Indonesia Review of the fisheries management options for the Komodo National Park Area. The Nature Conservancy
Sep 1996 - Oct 1996 Papua New Guinea Review of past coastal fishery development activities and evaluation of potential for commercialisation of small-scale fisheries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Sept 1996 Tonga Development of a work programme on the marine aspects of the biodiversity conservation area project in the Ha'apai Group. University of the South Pacific, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Aug 1996 Solomon Islands Presentation on economic aspects of fishing operations to investor's seminar on tuna longlining. South Pacific Project Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Aug 1996 Pacific Islands region Technical input to a tuna management project sponsored by the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Australian National University
Jul 1996 - Aug 1996 Vanuatu Development of a master plan for the sustainable management and development of inshore fishery resources. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ Govt. of Vanuatu
Jun 1996 - Jul 1996 Federated States of Micronesia Production of Strategic Business Plan for a corporate entity involved in catching, transshipping and marketing fresh sashimi-grade tuna from the western Pacific. Federated States of Micronesia National Fisheries Corporation
Jun 1996 - Jul 1996 Hawaii, US West Coast Marketing study for dried tuna products in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States South Pacific Commission
Jun 1996 Federated States of Micronesia Study of productivity, marketing, and operational arrangements for a locally-owned tuna longliner engaged in the western Pacific tuna fishery. South Pacific Project Facility of the International Monetary Fund
May 1996 Solomon Islands Feasibility assessment of rural fisheries centres The Nature Conservancy
May 1996 Indonesia Review of the DANIDA/FAO marine resource profiles of Indonesia - the Workshop on the Assessment of the Potential of the Marine Fishery Resources of Indonesia Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Apr 1996 - May 1996 Solomon Islands Mid-term review of Rural Fishing Enterprises Project, phase 2 Solomon Islands Government/ European Union
Feb-May 1996 Indonesia Provision of policy-level advice to the Government of Indonesia on fisheries management. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mar 1996 Australia/ Papua New Guinea Appraisal of the commercial fishing operations and future expansion plans of two private companies. South Pacific Project Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Jan 1996 - Mar 1996 Pacific Islands region Development of guidelines (legal, salvage, pollution, etc.) for dealing with ship groundings in the Pacific Islands region South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Jan-Mar 1996 Tuvalu Technical advice to the Outer Islands Fish Processing and Marketing Project AusAID
Dec 1995 - Jan 1996 Australia/ New Zealand Review of the contribution of fisheries to food security in Australia and New Zealand Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dec 1995 Papua New Guinea Preparation of an investor's guide to tuna longlining/ presentations at investor's seminar on tuna longlining in PNG. South Pacific Project Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Nov 1995 Pacific Islands region Review and editing of Handbook on Fish Aggregation Device Programme Planning and Monitoring South Pacific Commission
Oct 1995- Dec 1997 Federated States of Micronesia/ Hawaii Provision of consultant/ advisor to attorneys in Hawaii on social, cultural and environmental issues of a maritime legal case in the western Pacific. Paul, Johnson, Park & Niles, Inc.
Aug 1995 Papua New Guinea Financial appraisal and environmental assessment of a commercial fisheries investment proposal South Pacific Project Facility of the International Finance Corporation
Oct-Nov 1995 Indonesia Preliminary assessment of the resource and management aspects of the EEZ fisheries of Indonesia Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
June-Nov 1995 Global Review of the industry and trade of trochus shellfish. World Bank
June 1995 Pacific Islands region Production of a Pacific Islands overview for the International Conference of Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
May-June 1995 Mozambique Design of a programme for stock assessment on resources accessible to small-scale fisheries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Apr 1995 Tonga Fisheries inputs to the establishment of a biodiversity conservation area in the Ha'apai Group University of the South Pacific, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Mar 1995 Pacific Islands region Provision of technical input into production of a safety-at-sea video South Pacific Commission
Mar 1995 Tonga Transplanting trochus shellfish to the Ha'apai island group Government of Tonga

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