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Barney Smith

Mr Smith has been ACIAR’s Fisheries Program Manager for the past thirteen years, responsible for the direction of ACIAR’s activities in fisheries and oversight of a large suite of projects focused on Asia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands. He spent much of his professional career in the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea, where he worked as a Fisheries Biologist, Principal Biologist and finally Chief Biologist for the PNG Department of Agriculture Stock and Fisheries. A decade spent working for the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) in New Caledonia followed, initially as Fisheries Adviser responsible for the coastal fisheries program and subsequently as Coordinator of all Secretariat activities in fisheries. He has an extensive background in the direction and administration of international technical aid programs at senior executive level, and wide experience with government, regional and international organisations and agencies in the Pacific Islands and Pacific rim counties, particularly Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Japan.

Author's website: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Australian fisheries research benefits the Asia-Pacific region
Environment - 20/08/2004

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