John Hampton
Chief Scientist

Telephone: +687 262000
Fax: +687 263818

Information: John obtained a BSc (Hons) in marine biology from James Cook University of North Queensland in 1977. He worked initially in the Fisheries Division of the Department of Primary Industries in Canberra and subsequently moved to CSIRO in Sydney and later in Hobart. At CSIRO, he worked on southern bluefin tuna stock assessment and obtained a PhD on this subject from the University of NSW. John joined SPC, Noumea, in 1987 as Senior Fisheries Scientist. Initially his work focused on the analysis of tuna tagging data and the planning and implementation of the EU-funded Regional Tuna Tagging Project. After leading the Stock Assessment & Modelling Section of the OFP until 2002, John moved into the OFP leadership position of Deputy Director for Oceanic Fisheries, a position he occupied until late 2019. Since then, John has been Chief Scientist in the FAME Division of SPC, but still maintains a focus on oceanic fisheries. Apart from programme management duties, John has maintained an active interest in the development and application of the MULTIFAN-CL stock assessment model, tuna tagging experiments and interaction of the environment, including climate change, with the biology and ecology of tunas and their fisheries.

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