Tim Huntington is a founding Director of Poseidon and has over 30 years of industry, consulting and research experience in fisheries and the aquatic environment. He has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Portsmouth University and a Masters in Applied Fish Biology from Plymouth University.
Tim started his career working for the aquaculture and capture fisheries industries in the UK and overseas, including managing marine cage farms in Scotland and running a fish buying and processing business in the Middle East. Over the last fifteen years of his career, Tim has specialised in assisting the development of responsible fishing and aquaculture practises. This has been conducted at a number of different levels, including sectoral policy and strategy development and the integration of fisheries and aquaculture into overall coastal development as well as specific assistance using approaches such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification scheme of responsible fisheries, together with strategic and site-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for aquaculture and other coastal development. Tim also works as an auditor on the Seafish 'Responsible Fishing Scheme'.
Tim has worked for a wide range of clients (including the World Bank, World Trade Organisation, Global Environment Facility, UNDP, FAO, Asian Development Bank, DANIDA, the EC and DFID). This has included Europe-wide projects as well as work in the Middle East (Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the UAE), Africa and the W Indian Ocean (Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Maldives, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, La Reunion and Mauritius), Asia and the Pacific (PR China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia) and the Americas (Belize, Colombia and Bolivia).
Tim is currently working on a number of projects, including a number of MSC pre-assessments as well as various EU 'blue growth' initiatives.
Tim runs Poseidon's main office in Hampshire on the south coast of England.