Dr. Wilfred Lus
PNG Volunteer Coordinator
Wilfred has a BSc (Honours First Class) in Geology from University of Papua New Guinea, and a PhD in Earth Science from Australian National University, Canberra. He is supporting the project’s mission to enhance the seafloor and its biomass through creation of artificial reefs, to address food security and climate change in impacted communities in Papua New Guinea.
Stanley Selasie Kpemli
West Africa Project Manager
Stanley Selasie Kpemli holds a bachelor of Science(BSc. Fisheries and Aquatic Science) from the University of Cape Coast Ghana. Stanley believes that Ghana’s fishery which currently relies mostly on small pelagic fishes captured by artisanal, semi industrial fishermen can be revamped as there are many calls that the fishery stock is being depleted. Deploying fish reefs in our waters will help to control and increase the fish stocks and other fishery resources.
Project Director, Somalia
“A Joint Venture Parter for Fish Reef Project, I am proud to be helping to restore and enhance our fisheries and coral ecosystem for the benefit of all Somalis”, Said Mohamoud
MICRS, Managing Partner, LiveValue360
Afriyie is leading significant efforts in Ghana and West Africa to help industry and government partners to fully embrace the potential of the Fish Reef Project to make major contributions to ocean health and food security.
Dr. Ryan Jenkinson
Africa & PNG Science Coordinator
Having studied some of the most remote and rare marine ecosystems on Earth, Dr. Jenkinson brings a robust new skill set and vast experience to the Fish Reef Project.
Dr. Robert Abbott
Senior Principal Marine Biologist
Senior Principal Marine Biologist at ENVIRON International Corporation, is a fisheries expert who has been performing assessments of fisheries and aquatic resource information for government agencies and the private sector since 1974. He specializes in fisheries ecology, marine bioacoustics, artificial reefs construction and monitoring and 2D-acoustic fish tracking.
Mahat Muhumed Ali
Outreach Coordinator, Kenya & Somalia
Executive Director for East Africa Environmental Foundation (EAEF). A non profit organization. Ali holds a diploma in Public Relations from Moi University, and is also pursuing his degree in conflict and peace management at Mount Kenya University. He knows that the Fish Reef Project holds many benefits for peace making and ocean health for Africa.
Creative Director, Graphic Designer
Jenn has been a part of the Fish Reef Project nearly from the start. When she discovered what the Fish Reef Project was developing, she made it her life’s work to help display the mission in a way that everyone could digest through graphic arts. Jenn has travelled around the world many times, speaking with locals who rely on the ocean for their survival, and has listened to their concerns over the years. She feels deeply connected to helping the ocean and in turn helping humanity thrive.
Logistics Manager, Freediver
Lonnie grew up surfing and diving since the age of 7. His passion for the ocean was inherited from his father and has since been gifted to his son and avid freediver. Lonnie proudly joined the efforts of the fish reef project with hopes of ensuring that future generations will be able to experience the ocean as he has.
Marine Biologist, Equiptment Coordinator
Andy is the owner of Blue Water Hunter Dive Shop in Santa Barbara and is also a freedive spearo. He is a long time volunteer for the Fish Reef Project, and has helped raise awareness via his dive shop.
Mark Massara, Esq.
Coastal Land Use Specialist Attorney
Mark Massara, Esq. has worked on many high profile land use cases and has made major, long term contributions to protect our coastlines and oceans.
Capt. David Bacon
Goleta Kelp Reef Advisory Board Chairman
Capt. David Bacon grew up fishing, hunting and studying critters. He went to college for Business, then spent many years in the high-tech industry running large mainframe computer centers. He was back to nature at every opportunity and after an early retirement from high tech, started a fishing charter service and later bought a bait & tackle shop. Capt. Bacon publishes over 500 articles per year for various print and online publications, does considerable public speaking and serves on various councils, panels and boards. Capt. Bacon, a strong supporter of Fish Reef Project said, “Since its inception, I’ve helped move and steer Fish Reef Project along because I have the decades of at-sea experience to see the need for habitat engineered to develop and sustain sea life into the future.