James is the Chief Executive of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Prior to this he held a range of policy and strategy roles in Central Government relating to environmental management and primary industries, including fisheries and marine protection. James is a board member of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.

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testing Precision Seafood Harvesting was catalysed by two scientists in 2005 noticing in video footage of inside a fishing net, that there was a low velocity waterflow zone just in front of the cod-end where Hoki, an important commercial fish species, were swimming easily. These fish physiologists from the Plant and Food Research (PFR) Seafood …

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