Mr Simon Kershaw, CEFAS, is an advisor on shellfish water quality. He has fifteen years experience of marine, environmental and wastewater projects and four years experience in the fishing and shipping industries. Mr Kershaw has responsibility for provision of advice within a statutory framework on proposed sewage discharge consents and water quality issues affecting shellfisheries in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />England & Wales. This includes advice and guidance to the shellfish industry at both a national and local level regarding water quality issues and liaison with regulators and water companies on sewage discharges and shellfish water quality. Mr Kershaw also supervises work on the technical assessment of sewage discharge consent applications and contributes to relevant R&D projects.