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Biographical entry Bowen, Bernard Kenneth (1930 - 2019)

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Born
6 October 1930
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
19 March 2019
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Biomathematician and Public servant

Summary

Bernard Bowen worked for the Western Australian Government Department of Fisheries and Wildlife from 1951 to 1991. He started as a Statistical Officer and was the Executive Director from 1968 until 1991. Bernard was the Deputy Chairman of The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia from 1994 t0 1997 and the Chairman from 1997 to 2003. He was instrumental in establishing the Western Australian Marine Science Institution in 2005 and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in 2009.

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Bernard Bowen was involved in the Western Australian Rock Lobster industry from 1951 to 1991 as a researcher and a resource manager. It was the first fishery in the world to be certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery by the International Marine Stewardship Council.

Bernard is the grandson of James Bernard Allen and the nephew of Clabon William Allen.

Events

1951 -
Career position - Statistical Officer, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australian Government
1952 -
Education - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Western Australia
1956
Education - Completed a major in Zoology at the University of Western Australia
1957 - 1968
Career position - Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australian Government
1968 - 1985
Career position - Director, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australian Government
1978
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering
1985 - 1991
Career position - Executive Director, Department of Fisheries, Western Australian Government
1991
Award - Member of the Order of Australia, Australian Government
1994 - 1997
Career position - Deputy Chairman, The Western Australian Environmental Authority
1997 - 2003
Career position - Chairman, The Western Australian Environmental Authority
2001
Award - Centenary Medal, Australian Government
2002
Award - Honorary Doctor of Science, Murdoch University
2005 - 2007
Career position - Chairman, Western Australian Marine Science Institution
2009 - 2016
Career position - Chairman, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
2011
Award - Inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame
2015
Award - Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Western Australia

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