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Expert in Fish Farming, Fisheries, Conservation, Pollution and Water Quality

Expert ID: 730097 United Kingdom

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Reports prepared for fish farming, fisheries, conservation, pollution, biodiversity, water quality and disease issues. Fish, crustacean and crayfish specialist. Verification of causes of mortality's and stock losses. Assessment and valuation for insurance claims. Investigations for quantum and business valuations.

Specific Investigations in: fish kills and losses, invertebrate sampling, water analysis, fishery assessment, claims, valuation and insurance, loss adjustment, effluents, sewage, chemical contamination, disease, compensation, mortality's, health, angling, diesel spills, quantum and business valuations.

Public Inquiry experience in: fish, fish farming, fisheries and planning issues, Also, environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental statement, ecology, ecological, habitat survey, conservation and biodiversity fields.

Trained in presentation of Civil Procedure Rules compliant expert opinion and familiar with procedures of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Wide experience as Single Joint Expert and negotiator, regularly appointed expert witness and advisor over 30 years of experience in this field.

Practical experience of working in large-scale commercial fish farming, fisheries, and company management and being accountable for all aspects. Also biological, fish, crayfish, conservation and biodiversity research in universities, research establishments and government agencies of Defra. Since 1986, a leader of a specialist consultancy in Biological Research and Development regularly contracted to Universities, Environment Agency and English Nature also appointed by national and international law firms f witness work.

National and international expert investigation and reports:
Quantum assessment for slurry pollution incident losses to fish farms, Single Joint Expert valuation of Koi farm, loss of earnings from fishing industry, oil pollution incidents, damages to fisheries, effluent from analytical services laboratories, losses of income on fishing grounds, fish mortality's, quantum of amenity losses, aluminium poisoning, fish disease and vaccination, trout, salmon, sea bass, sea bream, tuna, carp, Koi carp, eels, crabs, crayfish and crustaceans, salmonids and coarse fish.


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: Professor of Freshwater Biology Subject: Aquatic Biology Institution: University of Derby
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Zoology Institution: University of Nottingham
Year: 1977 Degree: MSc Subject: Applied Hydrobiology Institution: University of London
Year: 1976 Degree: BSc Subject: Applied Zoology with Agriculture Institution: University of Reading

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Aquatic Biology Consultancy Responsibilities: Reports prepared for fish farming, fisheries and conservation. Pollution, biodiversity, water quality and disease issues. Fish, crustacean and crayfish specialist. Verification of causes of mortality and stock losses. Assessment and valuation for insurance claims. Investigations for quantum and business valuations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to Present Country / Region: Malawi Summary: Report on angling & fish farming in Malawi. British Executive Services Overseas.
Voluntary
Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Report on Aquaculture in Hanshan and Wuwei Counties, Anhui Province, China. British Executive Services Overseas
Voluntary

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
British Institute of Agricultural Consultants; Fellow.
The Institute of Fisheries Management; Member.
National Farmers Union, Former Committee Member Specialist Fish Farming Section.
Chartered Environmentalist
Lead Partner for UK Biodiversity Action Plan for native crayfish Steering Group
International Association of Astacology, President 1998-2000.
British Trout Association; Associate Member.
Academy of Experts; Practising Member, listed in Law Society Directory of Expert Witnesses.
Professional Appointments
Reviewer of manuscripts for a number of Scientific Journals in the field, e.g. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Aquaculture, International Association of Astacology Symposia, International Journal of Biodiversity, Journal of Fish Diseases,.
Publications and Patents Summary
Hundreds of Expert Witness investigations and reports and publications in specialist field of astacology and related fields

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Instructed by solicitors approximately 15 times per year; experience of giving oral evidence in Court as Expert Witness or Single Joint Expert or at Public Enquiry approx 2 times per year. Consulting or providing Expert Advice is daily work.

Training / Seminars
Lectures and training courses as Expert at University and for Government Organisations and Agencies as required.
Vendor Selection
Partnerships and sub-contracting used as appropriate
Marketing Experience
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
British Institute of Agricultural Consultants; Fellow.
The Institute of Fisheries Management; Member.
National Farmers Union, Former Committee Member Specialist Fish Farming Section.
Chartered Environmentalist
Lead Partner for UK Biodiversity Action Plan for native crayfish Steering Group
International Association of Astacology, President 1998-2000.
British Trout Association; Associate Member.
Academy of Experts; Practising Member, listed in Law Society Directory of Expert Witnesses.
Other Relevant Experience
On site development and supervision of projects

Fields of Expertise

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