Empowering teams to work together more effectively.
Addressing Harmful Distant Water Fishing
Developed and led a series of virtual Conservation International workshops to build research partnerships in Peru, Liberia, and the Solomon Islands in order to answer salient questions that will inform actionable change pathways to improve social and environmental safeguards in the distant water fishing sector.
Decent Work in Fisheries Initiative
Launched and coordinated an applied, joint research initiative on decent work in fisheries with Conservation International and partners from the Minderoo Foundation, Global Fishing Watch, UCSB, Seafood Watch, University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, and the Nippon Foundation. Learn more at decentwork.fish or download inception report →
Real Good Fish Business Development
Facilitated the development of a 5-year strategic plan for Real Good Fish, a direct-to-consumer seafood business, with milestones, activities, and deliverable tracking. Supported the implementation of the strategy by applying for federal grants and cultivating new partnerships to support regional expansion.
Improving Small-Scale Fishery Monitoring
Worked alongside Real Good Fish, EDF, and local fishermen to revitalize the small-scale hook and line rockfish fishery in Monterey Bay, using exempted fishing permits (EFP) to trial a new gear type and test electronic monitoring technology to create alternatives for fisheries where human observers are economically infeasible.
Overfishing & Human Rights Abuses
Developed and facilitated an expert working group convening in San Francisco, CA to build a set of shared research methodologies for better understanding the connections between overfishing and human rights in global fisheries. The participants forged new partnerships, drafted concept notes and preliminary work plans. Download report →
Designed a website and organizational framework to bring together all of the Fishery Solutions Center's tools and resources in a way that better supported EDF regional teams working directly with fisheries around the world. Continue reading →
French Polynesia Lagoon Fisheries Plan
Designed and facilitated an educational and strategy-building workshop for the French Polynesian Ministry of Fisheries to guide future implementation of fishery legislative reforms that would enable effective lagoon fishery co-management across the country’s 118 islands.
Allocating Rights in Fisheries
Designed and facilitated a 6 month research process (including a participatory workshop) to develop innovative approaches for allocating rights in fisheries that address the shortcomings of catch-history based methods. Paper published in Ocean & Coastal Management. Continue reading →
Pacific Catalyst Strategic Planning
Advised and facilitated strategic planning sessions with the Pacific Catalyst partnership from the early stages of the initiative to determine the mission, set goals, and do yearly planning sessions to inform work plans and fundraising priorities.
Adaptive Fishery Management in Indonesia
Designed and delivered multiple trainings to diverse stakeholders in Indonesia on adaptive fisheries assessment and management to support their ongoing efforts to manage the Lampung Blue Swimming Crab Fishery. Continue reading →