Memberships on scholarly societies



Member of Oceana Board of Directors

2018 – present.

Member of Ocean Conservancy Board of Directors

2017 – 2018.

Member of the UN Informal Preparatory Working Group 4 on sustainable management of fisheries, fisheries subsidies that contribute to overfishing and IUU, and market access for small-scale artisanal fishers (IPWG4)

2016 – present

Science Advisory Board (SAB) Member, Pew Charitable Trusts’ Global Ocean Legacy

2014 – present

Scientific Advisory Panel for PREFACE (Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and its Impacts)

2013 – present

Scientific Advisor, WWF Canada 2012 – present

Coordinating Author, Global Biodiversity Outlook 4

2011 – 2015

Treasurer and Board Member, North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE)

2007 - present

Contributing Author, Global Environmental Outlook 4


Scientific Advisory Committee Member of the 8th Game Theory Practice Meeting, Riverside, California, July 11-12


Affiliate member of the FISHGOVFOOD Thermatic Network, The European Commission (5th Framework Program), Centre for Maritime Research, Amsterdam.


Working Group Affiliate Member, GLOBEC Focus 4: Social impacts from changes in marine ecosystems, Plymouth, UK.


Lead author, Conditions Working Group of the Millenium Assessment Research Group (, WorldFish Centre, Penang, Malaysia.


Life Membership of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists award


Member of International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET)

1996 - present

Member of the American Economics Association (AEA)

2002 – 2003; 2008 - present

Member of the Natural Resource Modeling Association (NRMA)


Member of the Ocean Management Research Network, Canada

2001 – present

Norwegian Development Researchers Association (NUF)

1993-1999, Financial Secretary from 1994 to 1995

Member of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

1995 - 1996

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