Adam has held a range of positions in the field of fisheries science since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours, 1st Class) in 1988 from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In recent years, Adam has been involved in a wide variety of projects both domestically and internationally, with clients including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), New Zealand’s Ministry of Fisheries, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council, and the New Zealand fishing industry stakeholder groups. Prior to his current role, Adam was employed as the Principal Fisheries Scientist (Stock Assessment) with the Oceanic Fisheries Programme at SPC (based in Noumea, New Caledonia) and was primarily involved in conducting stock assessments of the key tuna species for the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC). The role also involved providing fisheries management advice to SPC member countries and sub-regional organisations (the Form Fisheries Agency, in particular). Domestically, Adam’s core areas of expertise include the design and implementation of sampling programmes, the analysis of catch and effort data and fisheries stock assessment for a wide range of fisheries, from deepwater target trawl fisheries to small inshore longline and trawl fisheries.