Richard Banks

Director, Poseidon Australia

Richard is a founding member of Poseidon with 32 years experience in the fishery sector both in developing countries and countries with advanced management systems. Richard has a Masters in Agricultural Economics (London University) and a Bachelors degree in Economics (University of Portsmouth). He has a unique combination of institutional and industry experience having worked as a strategic analyst, planner and fisheries economist for a number of International agencies and national governments. Richard also ran a major national fishermen's organisation for a number of years.

He has a wide-ranging knowledge of policy, governance and expenditure evaluations, project planning, input-output analysis in vessel operations and fish farming, value chains, MCS, Business plans, Institutional organizations and administration, and marketing.

Richard is presently working as an advisor to the PNA and a number of specific PNA countries in strategic analysis, economics and management. He is also one of MRAG Americas lead MSC assessors in Australia, and has coordinated capacity building of trainee assessors in South East Asian countries.

Richard now focusses much of his work in the Pacific Islands, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He has previously worked throughout SE Asia, South Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), Eastern and Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Caribbean and in almost every European country.

Richard runs the Poseidon (ARM) office in Port Douglas, Australia

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