Profiles

Jone Porter

Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Hons) H.D.E.

Position

  • Director uShaka Sea World Education

Date appointed

  • 2 January 2014

Previous appointments

  • Coordinator for Environmental Education and community development, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
  • Environmental education and community development officer, Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Biology and General Science teacher Grades 8 to 12, John Ross High in Richards Bay 1885 - 1986

Committees

  • Marine and Coastal Educators Network Steering Committee
  • Member of the steering committee for the WWF South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative
  • Africa Representative International Zoo and Aquarium Educators Association Board

Interests

Visiting protected areas and nature walking, fossicking along the shore

Larry Oellermann

Qualifications

  • MSc in Ichthyology
  • PhD in Fisheries Science

Position

  • CEO of SAAMBR
  • Director of the Oceanographic Research Institute

Date appointed

  • CEO - 1 September 2014
  • Director: ORI – 1 June 2011

Previous appointments     

  • Director: Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC) – 1 January 2009
  • Commonwealth Fund Advisor: Marine and Coastal Resources (Namibia) – 1 May 2006
  • Branch Manager: EnviroFish Africa (Cape Town) – 1 January 2004
  • Director: Greenfish Mariculture (Pty) Ltd – 1 January 2000
  • Manager: IDC Tropical Marine Fish Research Hatchery, Rhodes University – 1 January 1996

Committees

  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) South Africa Committee (2011 – present)
  • Aquaculture Association of southern Africa (1983 – present; 9th Biannual Conference Organising Committee & Executive Committee 2009 - 2011)
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity’s Science Advisory Council (2012 – present)
  • Applied Centre for Climate and Earth System Science Centre of Excellence Steering Committee (2011 – present)
  • Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Province Department of Agriculture & Environmental Affairs task team for the development of Aquaculture in KZN (2012 - present)

Interests

  • Aquatic organisms and the aquatic environment in which they live
  • Aquaculture
  • Renewable energy