Keith studied for a BSc (Hons.) Fishery Science & Oceanography at Plymouth University and gained his PhD in Marine Biology from Stirling University.
He is currently Research Director at St Abbs Marine Station. Prior to this he was a Marine Biology Consultant at Green Blue Fish and Managing Director of Aqua Logistix, designers and manufacturers of aquatic recirculation technology.
Keith was Technical Manager at Exploris public aquarium in Northern Ireland and Curator of Deep Sea World in North Queensferry managing large scale public displays and the animal husbandry and diving teams. His career began as a lab technician and hatchery technician at Golden Sea Produce turbot farm. After 27 years working within aquaculture and associated industry he uses this experience to advise clients.
For a list of past clients and projects please see Past Projects.
Keith’s professional publications include:
Keith has a HSE part IV commercial Diving Qualification and is a member of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K and Fisheries Society of the British Isles. He enjoys keeping native marine fish and breeding rare varieties of goldfish as well as microscopy and maintaining and driving landrovers.
Errin has been working as a consultant in the fisheries sector for 10 years. Her area of specialism is communication, economics and project management. As Commercial manager for St Abbs Marine Station she successfully managed the project from concept to completion and was responsible for communication, business and financial planning, engagement with the local community, stakeholders and collaborators and HR.
Working with Keith at Aqua Logistix and Green Blue Fish she managed both businesses and developed her knowledge of Inshore Fisheries, Shellfish and recirculation technology whilst focusing on finance, communication and HR.
Prior to working in fisheries Errin gained a MA (ord) degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies from Glasgow University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education (English and Drama) before working as a teacher for 5 years and a further 2 years as a motivational trainer in education. This education and experience ensures Errin is an excellent written and verbal communicator and her ability to understand and advise on complex ideas to the target audience is invaluable for feasibility studies, funding applications, business plans and public presentations.
Errin has a keen interest in Marine Conservation and recently became the Secretary of the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve. She enjoys visiting tourist attractions and days out to the coast. The Todd’s own an Otterhound dog called Scampi (the UK’s rarest dog breed) and are members of the Otterhound Club. As an art club member Errin has exhibited some of her paintings of fish and coastal scenes and she was delighted to win a commission for a painting of a lobster. Errin is happiest relaxing at home with her family, reading the Sunday papers and cooking and eating a traditional Sunday Roast.