- 2019 Bangkok -
- 2019 Bangkok Speakers -
Lara Manarangi-Trott, WCPFC
Dr L. Manarangi-Trott is the Compliance Manager for the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), an international fisheries management organisation established to conserve, manage and ensure the sustainable use of tuna and billfish in the western central Pacific Ocean. Since 2012, she has overseen the monitoring and compliance programmes established by the WCPFC. In particular how emerging technologies could complement and enhance existing fisheries management tools and approaches.
Mr Chris Kastern, ABALOBI
Chris Kastern has approached the concept of responsibly sourced seafood from three very different perspectives. He worked in the local South African seafood industry as a fish trader for ten years, was involved in marine conservation as the Seafood Market Transformation Manager at WWF South Africa for seven years, and is now engaged in the small-scale fisheries sector as the Product & Traceability Manager for ABALOBI ICT4Fisheries.
Mr Kenneth Katafono, TraSeable
Mr K. Katafono is an entrepreneur and consultant with over a decade of professional ICT experience in the Pacific region in leadership, advisory, and technical roles. He is the former IT Manager of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and has been involved in digitization projects in Pacific Island fisheries. Ken founded TraSeable Solutions, a Fijian traceability technology startup in 2017 and has been working with blockchain technology in seafood supply chains ever since.
Dr Christopher Cusack, EDF
Dr C. Cusack is part of the research and development team in the Fisheries Solutions Center at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Chris works to advance EDF’s engagement in real world fisheries management problems by harnessing recent technological advances in the oceans space, improving the methods we use to assess fisheries and the communities that rely on them, and helping to build capacity for science based fisheries management around the world.
Mr Alan Steele, CatchCompliance
Ms Natalie Tellwright, OceanMind
Ms N. Tellwright is a Fisheries Analyst at OceanMind where she helps governments and supply chains understand fishing activity, risks of IUU fishing and threats to fisheries sustainability. Natalie worked in the Department of Fisheries, Thailand supporting MCS activities through capacity building and process improvements. She also has experience working as a commercial fisher, a fisheries observer and a fisheries researcher, and has a M.Sc. in Marine Conservation from University College London
Mr Vivian Fernandes, FFA
Mr V. Fernandes is the Compliance Policy Adviser for the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). Working within FFA’s Fisheries Operations Division, his role involves providing MCS policy advice to FFA’s 17 member countries and assisting countries’ compliance with existing regional and international obligations.
Mr Steve Larkin, ImpactVision
Mr S. Larkin is Head of Sales at ImpactVision. He has over 30 years of food industry experience in a diverse set of roles spanning food safety, cold chain logistics, manufacturing operations, sales and marketing. At ImpactVision, he is focused on using hyperspectral imaging and machine learning to provide rapid, non-invasive and objective analytics for food supply chains, to reduce waste and fraud, and maximize yield, while delivering products of a consistent quality to consumers.
Mr David Baisch, Conservation X Lab
Before serving as Conservation X Lab's Molecular Innovations Director, Mr D. Baisch built expertise in DNA barcoding, marine population genetics, biological oceanography, and field sampling design. He has a background in analyzing mitochondrial DNA sequences, collecting catch composition information and biological samples on commercial fishing vessels, working in regulatory biology, leading field studies in marine near-shore ecosystems, and teaching conservation biology.
Miss Amanda Barney, Teem Fish
Miss A. Barney holds degrees in marine biology and fisheries policy analysis, and has over 15 years experience working on both coasts of North America in fisheries management and oceanographic research. For the past 6 years Amanda has run the marine monitoring programs for Ecotrust Canada.
Mr Jared Fuller, SaltWater Inc.
Mr J. Fuller is Chief Technical Officer at Saltwater Inc. He has been directly involved in the development of Saltwater’s EM system hardware and software and has worked closely with NOAA Fisheries staff and other project partners to facilitate EM and MCS data integration. Jared has been directly involved in over 100 EM system installations. He is a former at-sea observer and holds a B.S. in Biology.
Mr Andrew Deary, MMO
Mr A. Deary is Blue Belt Head of Enforcement and Compliance at the Marine Management Organization (MMO). The Blue Belt programme supports the UK Governments commitment to provide long term protection for over four million km2 of marine environment across the UK Overseas Territories (UK-OT) of St Helena (and dependencies of Ascension and Tristan da Cunha), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI), British Antarctic Territory (BAT), British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and Pitcairn.
Cdr Tony Long, Global Fishing Watch
Cdr Tony Long RN (Rtd) is CEO of Global Fishing Watch, an independent non-profit that aims to improve sustainability in our ocean resources through increased transparency in commercial fishing activity. Previously, he led the Pew Charitable Trusts’ work to end illegal fishing. In these roles he has brought policy & technology together in order to provide authorities with the information needed to address illegal fishing. He entered into ocean conservation after 27 years in the Royal Navy.
Ms Inès Guth, CLS
Miss I. Guth is a Sales and Project Manager for the Sustainable Management of Fisheries department at CLS Headquarters in France. She has worked with various tracking systems and space technologies for several years and has been dedicated to the fisheries application for the last 2 years. Ines supports CLS Fisheries in Northern Europe and Asia-Pacific, including the CLS Australian office based in Melbourne.
Mr Bundit Kullavanijaya, TDF
Mr B. Kullavnijaya has worked as the Chief of Vessel Monitoring System group, Fishing and Fleet Management Division in the Royal Thai Government, Department of Fisheries since 2015. As Chief of the VMS group, Bundit oversees the identification and reporting of cases of possible non-compliance identified through VMS positional data. Prior to his current position, he was chief of Ladkrabang and Suvarnabhumi Airport Fish Inspection offices and enforcing CITES measures.
Dr Alistair Douglas, Eachmile
Dr. A. Douglas is a founder/partner of Eachmile Technologies and Core Team Member of the Fishcoin initiative - both aiming to bring data to seafood supply chains to improve their performance. Based in Japan and at the Tsukiji Market he helped develop the a sensory analytic protocol for tuna, a quality grading technique, and a fillet-level traceability system that, together with Australia's CSIRO demonstrated forensic traceability from a single piece of sushi to an individual tuna is possible.
Mr. Bradley Soule, OceanMind
Mr B. Soule is Chief Fisheries Analyst and co-founder of OceanMind where he oversees support to governments and seafood buyers around the world. He has over 15 years of experience in fisheries enforcement and intelligence with a masters in Marine Affairs from University of Washington-Seattle.
Mr Paul Whitaker, KSAT
Mr P. Whitaker is the Director of Strategy at Kongsberg Satellite Services, commonly referred to as KSAT. In this capacity he has engaged with many global entities looking to identify vessels at sea. KSAT is well-known for its focus on rapid delivery of information from a large portfolio of diverse satellite sources, and has provided near-real time services to regulators and global organizations, anywhere on earth, for over twenty years.
Dr Manoj Samuel, ICAR
In 2013, Dr M. Samuel was promoted as Principal Scientist at ICAR-NAARM and in 2016, got selected as Head of Division in ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi. He has more than 150 publications to his credit with 32 research papers in international and national peer reviewed journals. He possesses three copy rights of three computer software/Decision Support Systems.
Ms Traci Linder, Fishwise
Jeff Douglas, Integrated Monitoring
Mr J. Douglas is CEO and co-founder of Integrated Monitoring, Inc., a maritime-focused IoT service provider, he has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector as CEO/CTO of maritime focused technology services providers—the design and delivery of more than USD$50 million in solutions to commercial and governmental clients. Jeff is a frequently requested contributor at Maritime Security and Environmental events and respected contributor to international forums.
Dr Olya Shatova, Oritain
Olya has a background in Marine Biochemistry. Prior to taking up a position as scientist at Oritain, Olya worked in oceanographic institutions and departments in Russia, USA, Bermuda and New Zealand. Olya now leads the science team at Oritain. She is passionate about using her scientific skills to help improve food security around the world.
Mr Daroomalingum Mauree, COI
Mr D.Mauree holds an MSC Distinction in Fisheries Policy and Planning and has served as Director of Fisheries of Mauritius and is presently the Regional Coordinator for the World Bank SWIOFish1 Project. He has chaired the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission and the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. He was also party to the establishment of the Sto the establishment of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement.
Mr David McCarty, IBM Food Trust
Mr Art Ramirez, ORBCOMM
With over 20 years of experience in Space Surveillance, Mr. A. Ramirez has worked with defence, intelligence, and commercial customers to exploit space capabilities. His experience includes classified geospatial intelligence applications and commercial telecommunications, and has worked with allied maritime authorities around the world. Mr. Ramirez is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and formerly held a Top Secret, Special Access security clearance.
Mrs Meaghan Brosnan, WildAid
As WildAid’s Marine Program Director, Mrs M. Brosnan oversees all aspects of WildAid’s Marine Protection work, and is currently focused on expanding the program globally. Meaghan has worked for over 15 years to reduce illegal fishing around the world in roles ranging from law enforcement officer in the U.S. Coast Guard to independent consultant and advisor to senior government leaders.
Mr Andy Kennedy, GDST
Mr A. Kennedy is a Co-Founder FoodLogiQ, providing a cloud-based supplier transparency and traceability solution to leading food providers. Mr. Kennedy serves as chair of the Science and Technology committee of the Produce Marketing Association; co-chaired several national and global food traceability technology standards initiatives; and led FoodLogiQ’s successful participation in the FDA Food Traceability Pilot. He currently as the Interim Director for the Global Food Traceability Cener
Mr. Thira Rodchevid
Mr T. Rodchevidhas worked as leader of Thailand Port State Measures Team, Fish Quarantine and Inspection Division in the Royal Thai Government, Department of Fisheries since 2015, where he has overseen investigations regarding IUU vessels and Stateless vessels in Thailand. Thira has a B.S., in Fisheries and a M.S., in Fishery Products from Kasetsart University.
Mr Gabriel Gomez, Marine Instruments
Mr G. Gómez Celaya is the General Manager of Marine Instruments since 2013. After spending more than 15 years working in different countries in Europe and Asia, where he acquired vast experience in industrial electronics, Gabriel moved back to Spain to become the GM of Marine Instruments, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of technologically advanced electronic equipment for harsh marine environments, smart oceans and sustainable fishing.
Mr Yann Yvergniaux, TMT
Mr Y. Yvergniaux is an analyst at Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT), a Norwegian non-profit organisation providing national fisheries authorities and international organisations with expert fisheries intelligence analysis and capacity training. Yann has worked in various areas of fisheries governance for over 10 years, including 6 years based in the Western Indian Ocean region. Initially Yann focused on small-scale fisheries, illegal fishing and fisheries conflicts in the developing world.
Blake Harris, WWF
Mr B. Harris is the Aquaculture Traceability Manager for World Wildlife Fund U.S. Over the last three years, he has worked with Thailand’s farmed shrimp supply chain actors to help digitize the Seafood Task Force's traceability protocol. Blake has eight years of experience working in a variety of supply chains including- manufacturing, procurement and logistics in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa and regional food distribution in North America.
Mr Julien Hawkins, Vericatch
Julian Hawkins joined Vericatch in 2015. As CEO, he is responsible for leading strategy and building a team to deploy catch-reporting and traceability solutions for fisheries worldwide. He is an experienced leader of high-tech and clean-tech companies, having led both small and large companies and has worked and lived in Asia, Europe, and North America. His passion is to help people realize the benefits of technology innovation.
Cdr Mark Young, Pew
Cdr M. Young is a Project Director on the Ending Illegal Fishing Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts based in Washington, DC. The Ending Illegal Fishing Project works towards the elimination of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing through a combination of efforts involving policy and technology initiatives. Mark has been involved in direct high-level management of fisheries MCS enforcement programs for over 30 years primarily in the international fisheries sector.
Mr Guillaume Le Saint, Atato
Mr G.Le Saint is the Managing Director Atato. Atato is a Bangkok based blockchain service provider, specialized in building blockchain platforms. Recently Atato’s solutions have been used to improve traceability of Pacifical’s MSC tuna. Atato will share the story of its real-world blockchain use, the sustainability and commercial benefit it brings. Atato is also developing solutions for the finance and energy industries.
Dr Christopher Elvidge, NOAA
Dr C. Elvidge leads the Earth Observation Group at the NOAA center in Boulder, Colorado. His team specializes in developing and producing nighttime satellite products for lights, boats and combustion sources. He has over 280 published papers and more than 16,000 citations in scientific literature.
Mr Eric Enno Tamm, ThisFish
Mr E. Enno Tamm is CEO of ThisFish Inc., an emerging leader in seafood traceability software that improves business efficiency and increases trust and transparency in seafood supply chains. Eric is recognized as a global leader in seafood traceability with 20 years of experience in the seafood industry and 10 years experience in seafood traceability technology. Eric is currently focusing on the introduction of traceability and production software into seafood canneries and processors.
Mr Brett Alger, NOAA
Mr Javier de la Cal, Satlink
Mr J. de la Cal is the Regional Sales Director and Electronic Monitoring Project Manager for the Asia-Pacific markets at Satlink S.L.U. Javier's background includes a degree in Economics and experience in developing business relationships in APAC for over 4 years. At Satlink, Javier specializes in sales, marketing and leading international projects of Electronic Monitoring for different types of fisheries including tuna purse seine and tuna long line.
Ms Oihane Goienetxe, DOS
Miss O. Erdaide Goienetxe is currently a D.O.S. Observer and trainer with an MSc in Marine Environment and Resources and a BSc in Marine Biology. Previously she has worked as a researcher at the Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology Center and a Scientific Observer on board Purse seiner vessels. She has had training in SeaTube systems management and Satlink View Manager video analysis software and on board observers training for ICCAT, IOTC, IATTC and WCPFC RFMOs.
Dr Peter Grewe, CSIRO
Dr P. Grewe works as a lead geneticist for CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere department. In this role, he directs a number of collaborative research projects monitoring marine populations of highly migratory stocks and threatened species as wells as determining the provenance and chain of custody of fisheries and wildlife products. Using genomics-based approaches to deliver fisheries independent assessment data, his work promotes sustainable fishing through better management practices.
Mr Jirawat Euchai, Trinity Maritime
Mr J. Eauchai has over ten years of experience developing software, cloud-based services, and advanced data analytics for the global business community. Six years ago, he co-founded Trinity Roots Co. Ltd., now a leader in providing innovative technology solutions to businesses and governments around the globe. Trinity Roots has partnered with Odoo, Amazon Web Services, OpenEducat, and Alteryx to offer enterprise solutions, cloud services, data analytics, and data integration.
- 2019 Bangkok Presentations -
Understanding the Global
Fisheries Industry and Seafood Supply Chain : Understanding International Cooperative Efforts
Pacific Islands FFA
Understanding the Global
Fisheries Industry and Seafood Supply Chain : Basic Costs and Benefits of Existing Technologies Applications
Thailand Department of Fisheries
Overview of Emerging Technologies : Catch Documentation and Traceability Technologies
Overview of Emerging Technologies : Genetics, Biochemical Markers, and Spectrometry
Global Dialogue for Seafood Traceability
PANEL: Course Change - Facilitating Adoption of Emerging Technology in the Supply Chain
178 Degrees Made of New Zealand
Oihane Erdaide Goienetxe
Digital Observer Services
Overview of Emerging Technologies : Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Manoj P Samuel
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi
Overview of Emerging Technologies : Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- 2019 Bangkok Testimonials -
“The MCS Emerging Technologies Workshop was a huge success in giving fisheries enforcement experts and industry players the opportunity to come together and discuss the day-to-day challenges MCS experts face and the role technology can play in addressing these challenges. As a company that strives to lead innovation, this workshop provided priceless learning and networking opportunities and we will certainly take part in upcoming workshops.” – Yuval Magid, Business Development Officer, Windward
“I had the privilege of attending the 2016 Emerging Technologies Workshop hosted by the WWF in Auckland, New Zealand. The two-day workshop encompassed a range of technologies, both current and future and challenged those present to consider how such technologies could support them in their roles and functions. Unlike some other workshops, every presenter brought a unique aspect of technology for consideration by the audience. The workshop was extremely well run and I would highly recommend attendance by anyone who is considering the introduction or extension of technology in the workplace. I am certainly looking forward to the next workshop.” – Gary Orr, Manager Compliance Operations, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
"The MCS Emerging Technologies Workshop is an excellent forum for those with interests in the Pacific Fisheries community to learn about new technologies, their potential applications and more importantly, to better foster collaboration amongst those who manage this precious resource. The networking opportunities are plentiful and sessions are very open and informative. The event is also very well run and the venue was superb. We look forward to participating again." – David Martin, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, exactEarth Ltd.