Dr. John F. Kearney joined the University of New Brunswick as Adjunct Professor in 2007. He has a distinguished record in applied anthropology, consulting, community development and organization building in the fishing sector in Canada and overseas Publications. He is involved in a coastal integrated management project with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and was co-applicant with Dr. Wiber and Dr. Tony Charles on several recent grants from SSHRC, including the current CURA project. He serves or has served on many national and international fisheries organizations, including the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, the Canadian Oceans Caucus, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, the World Forum of Fisher People, and many regional Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s management committees. In the academic setting, he was program director at St. Francis Xavier University for the Center for Community-Based Management and taught for six years in the Coady International Institute at STFX. His academic strengths lie in the theory of community-based management of natural resources, governance and social justice, and comparative fisheries management regimes.