Beverley O’Kane

Bev joined CU Pesca as a Fisheries Officer in late 2019. She has a strong background in the fisheries sector and marine sector. Prior to joining CU Pesca she was involved in marine and environmental consultancy and seafood sustainability, including conducting research on English inshore fisheries management and global tuna fisheries. She is experienced in assessing the sustainability of global fisheries using UK and U.S. standards and methodologies. Her experience is focused on elasmobranch and shellfish species, particularly on stock status and management principles. She has lived and worked in the fisheries sector in Norway, Ireland and the U.S, including on a shellfish boat in Irish waters. In 2015, Bev completed an MSc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy from the Newcastle University, during which she completed modules on fisheries governance and management and conducted a thesis on the sustainability and management of a ray fishery.