Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017
About the presenter
In August 2016 Mr Jerry Stephen was elected for the second term to the TSRA Board. Mr Stephen’s previous term on the Board was 20012-2016. At the inaugural meeting of the TSRA Board in September 2016 Mr Stephen was elected as the Deputy Chairperson and Portfolio Member for Fisheries.
Mr Jerry Stephen Jr, an Ugaram Le from Ugar (Stephen Island), was born and educated on Waiben (Thursday Island). He identifies as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as his grandfather was traditionally adopted to the Wuthathi Tribe.
During his last term Mr Stephen focused his work on and contributed to a number of regional issues including fisheries, native title, environmental management and regional governance.
Mr Stephen has over 20 years’ experience working in the private and public sectors. His work has included the delivery of Australian Government programmes throughout the Torres Strait.
Presentations by Jerry Stephen
Fishing in the Torres Strait: success through community participation