Patrick Nugent

Associate Consultant

Patrick has principle responsibilities for projects in fisheries monitoring and management, environmental management and fisheries information systems such as the logistical organisation, management and development of the ICCAT Transhipment, ICCAT Bluefin Tuna, and IOTC regional observer programmes. Training at-sea observers has also been a strength including development of training materials, implementing training, as well as observer deployment programmes, reporting and data analysis, he has also brought this skill to developing training materials for Port Inspectors. From 2014 to 2018 he was the programme manager of the ICCAT Transhipment ROP, ICCAT Bluefin Tuna ROP as well as the South Georgia observer programme. Consequently he has represented ICCAT in their observer programmes at a number of intergovernmental meetings, conferences and expert workshops.  MRAG takes a progressive approach to fisheries surveillance and Patrick has been involved in testing electronic monitoring (EM) and has managed EM projects including an extensive audit against an ISSF EMS standard with the development of a business case for EM in the Ghanaian tuna purse seine fleet, and a current project investigating the use EM to assess compliance with the landing obligation on pelagic trawlers. He is also an experienced lead auditor for MSC Chain of Custody, social standards (SA8000) and quality management (ISO9001) and has performed a number of traceability audits on tuna, salmon and herring processors against bespoke client standards.