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IFM Advisory Committee

Svein Jentoft

Dr. Svein Jentoft is a sociologist and a professor at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway. Throughout his career he has worked extensively on fisheries and coastal issues, including resource management, industrial organization and community development in his native Norway as well as in many other countries. Jentoft has published more than 25 books and numerous journal articles on fisheries and coastal governance and is currently active member and cluster leader within the Too Big To Ignore small-scale fisheries research partnership. He was also involved in the development of the International Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines endorsed by FAO member states in 2014. His most recent book is “Interactive governance for small-scale fisheries: global reflections”, co-edited with Ratana Chuenpagdee and published by Springer this year. 

Jan van Tatenhove

Jan P.M. van Tatenhove (1961) holds a PhD in Sociology (1993). He is a Personal Professor in Marine Governance at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and Honorary Professor at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering of Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland-UK). He is co-director of the international Centre for Maritime Research (MARE), and associate editor of the Journal of Maritime Studies (MAST). He has written over 100 publications (scientific articles, books, book chapters, professional articles). His research focuses on processes of institutionalization of (innovative) governance arrangements in several maritime policy domains, and processes of regionalization at European seas.

Poul Degnbol

Poul Degnbol is adjunct professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. An ecologist by training he has through his career worked with marine management issues in Europe, Africa and Asia as researcher, research director, adviser and through capacity development projects. His recent positions include being Head of Advisory Programme in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) with a charge to ensure that best available science is operationalised in response to questions from competent authorities regarding the marine environment and fisheries; Scientific Adviser in the European Commission with responsibility for developing the Green Paper prior to the most recent reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and Director for the Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community Development, Denmark -  the forerunner for the present Innnovative Fisheries Management Centre at Aalborg University.

Susan Hanna

SUSAN S. HANNA is professor emeritus of marine economics at Oregon State University. Her research and publications are in the area of marine economics and policy, with an emphasis on fishery management, ecosystem-based fishery management and institutional evolution and design.  Dr. Hanna has served as a scientific advisor to a number of US governmental bodies, including the Commission on Ocean Policy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Ocean Studies Board, Minerals Management Service, Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the Pacific Fishery Management Council. She is presently a member of the Steering Committee of the NOAA Center for Independent Experts and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Innovative Fisheries Management Research Centre, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

J. Rasmus Nielsen

J. Rasmus Nielsen is professor and Doctor of Science (dr. scient. / PhD, Wageningen University (WUR), Netherlands 2015). He currently holds a position as professor and research coordinator, Fisheries Management, DTU Aqua. J. Rasmus Nielsen's research areas cover: Fisheries biology, fish population and fisheries dynamics, stock assessment and fisheries management and advice incl. bio-economic fisheries management evaluation tools, ecosystem models and marine spatial planning tools, data limited stock assessment methods, fisheries hydro-acoustic methods, and research survey design/detection/ analysis methods. He has written more than 190 publications (journal papers, book chapters, scientific reports), teaches several university courses and supervises students and PhD students within the research area.