Home WORK AREAS Stock Assessment Three new staff members to join the stock assessment and modelling (OFP SAM) team in 2014
Three new staff members to join the stock assessment and modelling (OFP SAM) team in 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:12

samLate 2013 saw the departures of Dr Tim Adams to warmer and more humid climes, Dr Simon Hoyle to cooler and less humid climes, and Dr Aaron Berger downstairs to a new post within the OFP analysing tagging data. It also saw approval of the New Zealand Scientific Support project, which provided the team a second national scientist position. So over the past couple of months we have been searching far and wide for people to join the team and we are pleased to announce three new additions to the Stock Assessment and Modelling team.

Dr Stephen Brouwer joins the team as a National Scientist under the New Zealand Scientific Support project. Originally from South Africa, he has worked for the past eight years in New Zealand where Stephen has focussed on both inshore stocks and tuna fisheries. He will be well known to many in the region who have attended WCPFC meetings.

Dr Steven Hare (we will be sorting out a system for ‘Steve’ naming) also joins the team as a National Scientist for one year under the European Union funded SciCOFish project, which is coming to an end in 2015. Steven worked for the International Pacific Halibut Commission for 17 years and has undertaken considerable research on oceanographic influences on fisheries. It will be a return to the South Pacific for Steven who was based in the Solomon Islands in the early 1980s as part of the US Peace Corp. Steven arrives in Noumea in early March.

Dr Alex Tidd joins the team as a Bioeconomic modeller, also for one year under the European Union funded SciCOFish project. Alex has been working for CEFAS in the United Kingdom and recently finished his PhD which examined fishing fleet dynamics. Alex arrives in Noumea in early April.

We are still on the lookout for another stock assessment scientist to join the team so we expect to announce another addition in a couple of months.

 
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