The Committee

Southern IFCA aim to be seen and heard by routinely engaging with stakeholders, local organisations and the wider public through open meetings, lectures, presentations and attendance at local open days.

The Southern IFCA Committee has 21 members made up of representatives from the relevant constituent authorities, members appointed by the Marine Management Organisation who have demonstrated experience and expertise in the inshore marine area and a standing representative from our partner organisations, the MMO, Environment Agency and Natural England.

Further information on the IFCA Committee and Sub-Committees can be found in the Southern IFCA Standing Orders which can be obtained from the Southern IFCA office on request. Agendas and Minutes for the Full Authority Meeting and the Technical Advisory Committee can be found here .

 
Cllr Mr J Savage Southampton City Council
Cllr Mr M Winnington Portsmouth City Council
Cllr Mrs A E McEvoy (Hons.) Hampshire County Council
Cllr Mr M White Hampshire County Council
Cllr Mr R Hughes Dorset Council
Cllr Mr M Roberts Dorset Council
Cllr Mr S Hastings Isle of Wight Council
Cllr Mr P Miles BCP Council
Cllr Mr R Rocca BCP Council
Appointed by the Marine Management Organisation
Mr G Wordsworth
Mr N Fisher
Dr A Jensen     
Ms L MacCallum
Dr S Cripps
Prof. J Humphreys
Mr L Stantiford
Mr R Stride   
Mr T Legg
Representatives of Partner Organisations
Dr K Sims Environment Agency
Ms R Irish  Marine Management Organisation
Dr R Morgan Natural England
 
 
Ms L MacCallum
Working on marine conservation projects both in the UK and overseas has allowed me to develop an understanding of the intricate beauty of marine life, as well as the economic benefits that healthy seas and a vibrant fishing industry can bring to local people.
I currently work as the Environment Officer for the Langstone Harbour Board. I hope to bring knowledge of the local ports and harbours sector to the discussions at the Southern IFCA, along with my knowledge of the many environmental designations in place to protect the district’s internationally important marine life.

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  Dr S Cripps
AI am an oceanographer by profession and currently the Executive Director of Marine Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  I have worked at all levels in marine conservation and fisheries management including field surveys, academic research, consultancy and programme management.  I recently stepped down as a Poole Harbour Commissioner, but remain on the Board of the Dorset Local Nature Partnership (LNP). I have been a commercial inshore fisherman for a short time.

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Mr L Stantiford
I have been involved in charter angling for 17 years and an angler for 25 years. I have worked hard to represent the charter industry on local and national levels for the last 5 years. I am very keen to heal divides between recreational angling and commercial fishing and to feed into directly a sustainable framework of policy that will see both sectors flourish for years to come.

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Prof J Humphreys
I am an independent marine biologist with research interests in inshore ecology and fisheries. I have 20 years experience in the general management and governance of public sector, commercial and charitable organisations in the UK and abroad. Since 2000 my professional focus has increasingly been on the central south coast of England, including aspects of its maritime industries, ecology, and economics. My familiarity with the Southern IFCA district benefits from running a small sampling and survey business operating a commercial workboat from Poole Quay.

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Dr A Jensen
Marine ecologist working within Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Research interests include coastal fisheries, benthic ecology and artificial reefs. Working with Southern IFCA has allowed me to place data into policy discussions, in turn research has developed from questions posed at Southern IFCA meetings.

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Mr N Fisher
I have created and presented TV shows and radio shows on Channel 4 and BBC as well as writing two award winning books about fishing, fish, fish cookery and conservation. I also now own an under 10 metre  trawler that fishes out of Brixham for the Rockfish chain of restaurants. I have been involved in charter angling and have fished out of West Bay recreationally for 20 years. Lyme Bay is very precious and important to me.

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 Mr G Wordsworth

I was an inshore fisherman for 10 years until I moved into shellfish aquaculture in the mid 1980's. I run an oyster farm in Poole Harbour and another in Kent. I am Secretary of Poole and District Fishermen's Association and in my spare time I am a keen angler. I believe that my experience in commercial fishing, aquaculture and angling will enable me to make a useful contribution to the Southern IFCA Committee.

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Mr R Stride
I am an inshore static gear fisherman operating an 8m boat from Mudeford. I returned to commercial fishing 17 years ago after a career in Fisheries Development in a variety of roles, in projects in Latin America and Africa.

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Mr T Legg

I have been employed in the fishing industry for over 40 years. For all of this time I have owned and operated my own boats. My career has spanned commercial fishing and as a charter skipper in the UK and worldwide. This included being held hostage by Columbian terrorists during a particularly eventful trip to Panama

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Dr K Sims
Environment Agency Appointee

I am a Fisheries Technical Specialist within the Environment Agency’s Solent Fisheries Biodiversity and Geomorphology Team. I lead on the teams fisheries work and have always held a keen interest in marine species and fisheries. During my time at the Environment Agency I have participated in national and international research, as well as undertaking field surveys within the Analysis and Reporting Team. In the past I have contributed to Seasearch surveys within the Southern IFCA district providing species data to inform feature presence in Marine Protected Areas.

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Ms R Irish
Marine Management Organisation Appointee

Rachel’s background is in marine & environmental science and she has worked at the MMO for a number of years as a Marine Enforcement Officer.  Her current role as Principal Marine Officer involves overseeing the coastal operational business for the MMO’s South Team (Dorset and South/North coast of Devon).  This includes two offices at Poole and Brixham where she is responsible for H&S and HR/wellbeing team management as well as business objectives (compliance & enforcement of fisheries, marine works and grant funding, also fishing vessel licensing and liaison with the fishing industry, other marine agencies and enforcement bodies).

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Dr R Morgan
I am a Marine Lead Adviser within Natural England’s Wessex Team, with responsibilities including leading on the team’s fisheries work; marine licensing casework; and managing marine monitoring and research projects. Prior to joining Natural England in 2013, I completed a PhD at the University of Portsmouth which investigated the economic challenges and response strategies of inshore fishermen in the English Channel. I am interested in contributing to the development of fisheries that deliver both economic and environmental sustainability.
 

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