MMO Appointee – Commercial
I am a mussel farmer based in the Menai Strait. I am a Class One (Fishing) skipper and Sea Fish Industry Authority Approved Instructor. I sit on the MCA Fishing Industry Safety Group Technical Operations Sub-Committee, considering methods of improving safety on fishing vessels.
I have been and am a partner in research projects undertaken by the University of Wales School of Ocean Sciences in Menai Bridge. These projects have examined various aspects of mussel farming and other fishing activities in the Menai Strait. The results of these research projects have enabled more environmentally sympathetic mussel husbandry and fishing techniques to be established. I am a passionate believer in sustainable seafood and would hope that my knowledge of what science based research can achieve would be of benefit to the new authority and help to maintain and create sustainable fishing practices throughout the area of the new authority.