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Ken Paul (he/him)

Principal / Owner, Pokiok Associates

Ken Paul is a member of the Wolastoqey First Nation at Neqotkuk, located in the community of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. Ken is the principle/owner of Pokiok Associates and serves as the Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Research Coordinator for the Wolastoqey Nation of New Brunswick (WNNB).

Ken has held the senior positions with First Nations organizations including National Fisheries Director with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Fisheries Director with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs. Ken has advocated for First Nations regionally, nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to fisheries, aquaculture, ocean governance, aquatic resources and marine technology as they relate to inherent aboriginal and treaty-protected rights, legislation, policy and economic prosperity. 

Previous to this, he had worked for 10 years in with the Canadian Hydrographic Service as and Hydrographer-in-Charge in ocean mapping and 10 years with Parks Canada as a Senior Policy Advisor and the Field Unit Superintendent in the Northwest Territories. 

Ken is a previous corporate board member of Canada's Ocean Supercluster, a current board member to Marine Renewables Canada, and a lead on several initiatives related to the UN International Decade on Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development.

Ken has an Master in Business Administration (MBA) with St Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

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