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The F&F Team

The Fish & Fisheries Team

Andrew Wallace - Fisheries Director

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Andrew has overall responsibility for managing the fisheries programme but has particular experience in the area of freshwater fisheries and catchment management, a field in which he has worked for over 20 years. He played a key role in Scottish fisheries management through his work with the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards and, latterly, as Chairman of Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland. In 2015 he also took on the chairmanship of the Rivers Trust which represents the 55 rivers trusts operating in England, Wales and Ireland. He is a vice-president of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and a board member of the Freshwater Biological Association and FishLegal. 

Robert Embery - Fisheries Inspector

Robert started his working life at old Billingsgate Market near the Hall and moved to the new Market in 1982. He worked for several merchants on the Market floor, rising from shop boy to fish salesman. In 1988, the Company employed him as Fishmeter, a case of poacher turning game keeper! Robert was deputised as a Fishmeter in 1989 and was handed his inspection and seizure powers under the Company's Royal Charter of 1604 granted in the reign of King James I. Robert still undertakes these duties and seizes products which are deemed to be "Unfit For The Food Of Man’s Body" in exercise of the Company's Charter.  He is also a MAFF (now DEFRA) appointed British Sea Fisheries Officer. This gives empowerment under various sections and articles of the Sea Fish Conservation Acts.

Alison Freeman - Fisheries Programme Manager – Fish Trade & Communities

Alison Freeman

Alison has established and coordinates the Master Fishmonger Standard, as well as managing projects that advance the fish trade and coastal economies. With a Masters in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Alison has played a key role in managing national and international fisheries-related projects and is an experienced entrepreneur.


Dr Eleanor Adamson  - Fisheries Programme Manager – Science & Strategy

Eleanor Adamson

Eleanor works alongside the Fisheries Director to deliver projects under the new Fish and Fisheries strategy. As a former academic with a strong international research background in the freshwater fisheries sciences, she provides expertise in science and research, aquaculture, and education.


Cynthia Baddoo - Fisheries Team Coordinator

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Appointed in 1988 as Secretary to the Chief Inspector and Assistant Clerk, Cynthia has broad knowledge of the Company’s operations and is an experienced office administrator, who has acquired knowledge of the UK Fish and Fisheries sector. Cynthia should be contacted for general Fish and Fisheries enquiries, grants and the Director’s business.