Our People

Passion is people. People who love what they do and take your satisfaction personally.


Mr. Jim Dunphy


Mr. Jim Dunphy is the President of Halibut PEI Inc. and has thirty-eight years’ experience in the seafood industry. Jim has extensive experience in operating fish processing companies including operating Atlantic Fish Specialties, a Prince Edward Island company that processed farmed salmon. He has extensive experience in operations, fish processing and business management and marketing in the seafood sector. In addition, Jim is President of J Dunphy Inc., a company that buys, sells and brokers seafood products throughout Canada, the United States and South America. J Dunphy Inc. also provides contract management services to the industry, specializing in operations and marketing.


Dr. Gerald Johnson

Director of Science

Dr. Gerald Johnson is the Director of Science and will be integrally involved in all aspects of fish stock establishment and maintenance including development and implementation standard procedures, process optimization, disease prevention strategies, biosecurity measures and design and coordination new research and development projects and trials. Dr. Johnson is a Veterinary Pathologist and a retired Professor at AVC-UPEI (Atlantic Veterinary College-University of Prince Edward Island). He has three decades of experience specializing in farmed fish health and production problem solving. His first exposure to marine flatfish was with turbot in Scotland in 1978.


Dr. Juergen Krause

Director of Business Development

Dr. Juergen Krause is the Director of Business Development and responsible for project management, strategic direction and expansion as well as collaborative aspects of the business. He is an Acting Dean at the UPEI School of Business and has significant expertise in industry best practices and strategic portfolio management. Before moving into education, Dr. Krause spent twenty-two years in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industry. He worked for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in both the European and United States offices before joining Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Vice President of R&D Strategy & Operations. During his career in industry, he served in senior and executive positions in research and development, manufacturing and quality management, project management, pipeline and portfolio management and strategy development.


Mr. Bob Johnston

Director of Communication & Government Relations

Mr. Bob Johnston is the Director of Communication & Government Relations and is responsible for maintaining contact with Federal and Provincial Government Departments as well as communications activities. He has thirty years’ experience working for the Federal Government including Area Director for the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for PEI. In the latter capacity, he implemented an aquaculture development program for PEI, as well the Inspection Program for fish plants. Following his employment with DFO, Mr. Johnston worked as the Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Institute at UPEI. In this capacity, he was responsible for the organization and coordination of aquaculture training courses delivered across Canada and internationally, including the US, Iceland, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.