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Contacts for our fisheries services.

Key contacts for Fisheries services

Chief Scientist - Fisheries

Rosie has a PhD in Zoology and has worked in fisheries research in New Zealand since 1979. She is a specialist in middle depth and inshore fisheries resource surveys and stock assessment, climate effects on fisheries, and fish communities. She was also a Regional Manager at NIWA Wellington for eight years. 

Principal Scientist - Fisheries

Richard specialises in research aimed at improving estimates of fish abundance using acoustics, trawling, and complementary technologies. Since attaining his PhD from the University of Otago in 1997, he has had extensive sea-going and practical fisheries experience both in New Zealand and overseas, including the Antarctic. Richard is the immediate past chair (2017-2019) of the ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics Science and Technology. He has worked at NIWA since 2000 and is currently a programme leader for NIWA's National Centre for the Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring programme.

Principal Scientist - Fisheries

Ian has a background in European fisheries, having worked in Scotland before moving to New Zealand. He completed his PhD on scampi fisheries ecology in the early 1990s, before joining the FRS Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen. He has particular interests in scampi, and other shellfish fisheries, having been heavily involved in scampi assessment within the ICES system, and leading scampi research, survey and assessment activities for NIWA. He also has research experience investigating the effects of fishing on the seabed, and ecosystem indicators, and currently leads research in these areas. He has worked at NIWA since 2006, is a Principal Scientist in the Fisheries Centre, and leads the Fisheries Environmental Impacts Programme. Ian holds a co-appointment in the NIWA/Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science (1 day a week), through the Department of Statistics.

Principal Scientist - Fisheries

Malcolm began his research career in the 1980s as a fisheries biologist. He worked extensively on stock assessment of deepwater fish (in particular orange roughy), before broadening his research interests to more general deep-sea ecosystems. He studied seamounts for many years, and headed the Census of Marine Life on Seamounts, a major 6 year international research programme. His studies have involved a lot of time at sea; with over 70 surveys, including submersible dives, and international work in the Antarctic and southwest Pacific. Currently he leads NIWA research projects describing the biodiversity of deep-sea habitats, assessing ecological risk to these habitats and communities from fishing and mining activities, and ways to improve the management of environmental impacts.


Principal Scientist - Fisheries

Matt has a Ph.D. in fisheries stock assessment from the University of Portsmouth (UK), and has worked in New Zealand since 2003. Matt has worked primarily on the biology and stock assessment of deep water fishes, from field work and biological studies, through to Bayesian stock assessment modelling. Matt has also worked on inshore fisheries, impacts of climate on fisheries, chondrichthyan biology, and food webs and ecosystem models. Matt is a member of various NZ Ministry for Primary Industries working groups, has conducted scientific research and reviews for agencies in Australia, Europe, South America, and the USA, and is currently a programme leader for the NIWA National Centre for Fisheries Assessing Fishery Resources programme.

Senior Media Advisor

I am a former journalist now responsible for NIWA's media coverage. This includes all media releases and interaction with journalists. Contact me for anything media related.

Full Staff List

Staff member Position
Dr Teresa A'mar Fisheries Modeller Email Dr Teresa A'mar
Dr Tara Anderson Marine Ecologist Email Dr Tara Anderson
Owen Anderson Fisheries Scientist Email Owen Anderson
Helena Armiger Principal Technician - Fisheries Email Helena Armiger
Dr Cindy Baker Principal Scientist - Freshwater Fish Email Dr Cindy Baker
Sira Ballara Fisheries Scientist Email Sira Ballara
Dr Mike Beentjes Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Mike Beentjes
Dr Richard Bian Fisheries Scientist Email Dr Richard Bian
Dr Jaret Bilewitch Molecular Biologist Email Dr Jaret Bilewitch
Dr David Bowden Marine Ecologist Email Dr David Bowden
Dane Buckthought Marine Ecology Technician Email Dane Buckthought
Dr Malcolm Clark Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Malcolm Clark
Dr Samik Datta Population Modeller Email Dr Samik Datta
Ralph Dickson Environmental Monitoring Technician Email Ralph Dickson
Dr Ian Doonan Senior Fisheries Modeller Email Dr Ian Doonan
Dr Matt Dunn Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Matt Dunn
Adele Dutilloy Fisheries Modeller Email Adele Dutilloy
Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores Fisheries Scientist Email Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores
Mark Fenwick Marine Ecology Technician Email Mark Fenwick
Dr Brit Finucci Fisheries Scientist Email Dr Brit Finucci
Savannah Goode Student Email Savannah Goode
Jason Hamill Fisheries Technician Email Jason Hamill
Dr Sean Handley Marine Biologist Email Dr Sean Handley
Alan Hart Marine Biology Technician Email Alan Hart
Bruce Hartill Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Bruce Hartill
Chloe Hauraki Manager - Fisheries Centre Operations Email Chloe Hauraki
Dr Simon Hoyle Fisheries Modeller Email Dr Simon Hoyle
Dr Rosemary Hurst Chief Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Rosemary Hurst
Dr Graeme Inglis Manager - Coasts and Oceans Email Dr Graeme Inglis
Dr Emma Jones Marine Ecologist Email Dr Emma Jones
Marco Kienzle Fisheries Modeller Email Marco Kienzle
Dr Yoann Ladroit Fisheries Acoustics Scientist Email Dr Yoann Ladroit
Aiden Liu Data Manager Email Aiden Liu
Warrick Lyon Marine Biology Technician Email Warrick Lyon
Dan MacGibbon Fisheries Scientist Email Dan MacGibbon
Dr Jade Maggs Fisheries Data Manager Email Dr Jade Maggs
Peter Marriott Principal Technician - Marine Biology Email Peter Marriott
Dr Vidette McGregor Ecosystem Modeller Email Dr Vidette McGregor
Dr Andy McKenzie Fisheries Modeller Email Dr Andy McKenzie
Dr Keith Michael Fisheries Scientist Email Dr Keith Michael
Andrew Miller Marine Ecology Technician Email Andrew Miller
Dr Richard O'Driscoll Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Richard O'Driscoll
Pascale Otis Communications Lead - Ocean Science Email Pascale Otis
Derrick Parkinson Principal Technician - Fisheries Email Derrick Parkinson
Dr Darren Parsons Marine Ecologist Email Dr Darren Parsons
Christopher Ray Electronics Technician Email Christopher Ray
Kura Reihana Data Entry Operator Email Kura Reihana
Dr Ashley Rowden Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology Email Dr Ashley Rowden
Dr Alexandre Schimel Fisheries Acoustics Scientist Email Dr Alexandre Schimel
Keren Spong Marine Ecology Technician Email Keren Spong
Darren Stevens Fisheries Scientist Email Darren Stevens
Colin Sutton Fisheries Technician Email Colin Sutton
Di Tracey Fisheries Scientist Email Di Tracey
Dr Ian Tuck Principal Scientist - Fisheries Email Dr Ian Tuck
Joeye Vorster Data Entry Supervisor Email Joeye Vorster
Fred Wei Database Administrator Email Fred Wei
Dr James Williams Fisheries Scientist Email Dr James Williams
Jeanne Wissing Personal Assistant Email Jeanne Wissing
Caroline Wood Data Manager Email Caroline Wood
Brent Wood Principal Technician - GIS and Spatial Data Management Email Brent Wood
Jeremy Yeoman Data Manager Email Jeremy Yeoman


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