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Graham Pilling
Deputy Director of the FAME Division

BP D5,
New Caledonia

Telephone: +687 26 20 00
Fax: +687 26 38 18

Information: Graham joined the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) at SPC in September 2010. He currently heads the OFP as Deputy Director of the FAME Division. Prior to that role he was a senior fisheries scientist and then principal fisheries scientist within the Stock Assessment and Modelling section of OFP. Graham remains scientifically active, performing analyses and providing scientific advice to inform management decisions for the western and central Pacific Ocean tuna fishery. This has included aiding the development of ‘harvest strategies’ for the key tuna stocks and fisheries.

After gaining a BSc in Zoology from Bristol University in the UK, his career started in 1994 as a marine fisheries consultant at MRAG Ltd in London, where he worked on fisheries in South Georgia and the British Indian Ocean Territory, amongst others. He completed his fisheries PhD at Imperial College in 1999. In 2001 Graham moved to Cefas in Lowestoft UK, where he became the Head of the Seas and Oceans Group in 2007. During this period he provided stock assessment and ecosystem advice to the UK Government, ICES and the EU, and countries around the world.



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