Who We Are
Our expertise covers a wide range of areas, including hydropower impact assessments and research (particularly the interaction between fish and hydroturbines); fish pass design, fabrication and installation; eel pass design, fabrication and installation; evaluations of barriers to migration and the migration patterns of fish within rivers; fisheries impact assessments and ecological surveys.
Pete Kibel BSc. MSc. MIFM
Pete did a first degree at Oxford University and a Masters in Fish Biology at Plymouth. He has worked for over 20 years in fisheries in the UK, Australia, Southern Africa and India. He runs the fisheries science and technology side of Fishtek, including involvement in hydropower assessments, fisheries monitoring and fish pass design.
Toby Coe BSc. MSc. PhD. MIFM
Toby completed his first degree in Biology at Oxford University, a Masters at Kings College in Aquatic Resource Management and his PhD at Exeter University. He is currently the technical specialist in the team and oversees the work in freshwater ecology, statistical modelling, fisheries monitoring and fish pass design. He has published numerous scientific papers and writes regular articles for various fishing magazines, both in the UK and abroad.
Adam Fryer BSc. MSc.
Adam studied Marine Biology and Fisheries Science at Plymouth University before undertaking postgraduate research on Salmonids. He is Fishtek's ecologist and undertakes environmental impact assessments and ecological surveys as well being involved with fish pass design.
Helen Rossall BSc. MSc. MCIWEM
Helen graduated with a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the University of Southampton in 2010, and has worked for specialist fisheries engineering and aquatic ecology consultancies since then. She brings experience in GIS and spatial data analysis within the ecological sector to the Fishtek team, alongside a wealth of experience carrying out fish surveys, flume and field- based research trials, and provision of fisheries consultation for large infrastructure developments.
Isaac Stopard BSc.
Isaac graduated from Imperial College London, with First-class honours in Biology. Throughout his degree Isaac gained a broad grounding in Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Statistics. Throughout his dissertation and volunteering at the Marine Biological Association Isaac has managed and statistically modelled numerous long-term datasets. At Fishtek, Isaac is responsible for statistical analysis, fish surveys, impact assessments and fish pass design.
Jay Rana BEng. ICE member.
Jay graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Glasgow and is the in-house engineer at Fishtek. He is responsible for all the engineering calculations and design within projects with a particular emphasis on fish pass design.
John Edmonds BEng (Hons) IEng MICE
John has a Civil and Coastal Engineering degree from the University of Plymouth and is an Incorporated member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has over 7 years experience practicing as a Civil and Structural Engineer covering technical and managerial aspects of a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas. His main areas of expertise is in the design and implementation of Civil Engineering projects, including coastal and marine works, flood defence and alleviation projects, and the assessment of hydraulic structures both structurally and for their hydraulic performance.
Mike Lakin BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE
Mike is an experienced Chartered Engineer with full corporate membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
He graduated from the University of Salford with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1988.
His portfolio of projects notably include dams, weirs, pumping stations, culverts, fish passes, sea walls and a variety of building structures spanning a 27-year career in design & project management of capital works.
Mike has previously worked for the National Rivers Authority, Halcrow (an EA framework consultant) and latterly Weymouth & West Dorset District Councils.
Lucinda Yates BSc AATQB
Lucinda has a BSc in Sport and Exercise from Plymouth and AAT qualifications in accountancy. She has worked previously in a diverse range of roles in office management, project management and book-keeping predominantly for the not-for-profit and charity sectors. Lucinda is the officer manager at Fishtek's Dartington premises
Ben Kibel Mech. Engineering.
Ben has 20 years of experience in a range of environmental engineering projects, including hydro power, wind turbines and fisheries mitigation. He is our consultant engineer and assists with technical fish pass design, electronics and CAD.
Fred is our in-house CAD technician, as well as providing technical support for our website.
John Pedersen BSc
John is the senior CAD technician within the team, responsible for overseeing the production of CAD drawings. He also project manages most of our fish and eel pass fabrications.