- RT @BlahaFrancisco: Fisheries data needs a model change: Presently all data is private and its release is to be authorised on case by case basis, the ideal will be the opposite: all data should be public, and its protection is to be authorised on case by case basis based on solid justifications. https://t.co/pOkHrPFiPW,
- RT @HeatherKoldewey: Massively concerning levels of IUU fishing impacting an already vulnerable nation. An example of the importance of transparency in fisheries data - hoping it will prompt action. @bestinoblu @Ana__Nuno @clairesjcollins @DavidCurnick @TomLetessier1 @_KMETCALFE https://t.co/r0IBYvvCsQ,
- RT @darkbluebloke: Iranian fleet accused of stealing Somalian fish despite acute food shortage https://t.co/wDAtmXuI5z @karenmcveigh1 @tm_tracking @GlobalFishWatch,
PhD title: Species vulnerability and fisher decision making in illegal shark fisheries in the Indian Ocean
Start date: 1 June, 2015
I am investigating how spatial ecology and population genetics impact the exposure and vulnerability of sharks to illegal fishing on Indian Ocean reefs, and how social, economic and legal factors affect the scale and range of the fishing effort in these locations. The study will use a combination of ecological tools (fine- and broad-scale movement tracking and population genetics), fisheries data collection at landing sites, and interviews with fishers and other actors to collect data on both the ecology of reef shark species and the fisheries that target them.
The spatial ecology and genetic studies will help understand the role of large MPAs such as Chagos in providing a refuge to reef shark species, and its wider role for these species in the Indian Ocean based on the connectivity (or lack thereof) between sub-populations. The study of illegal fishing aims to help quantify the magnitude of illegal fishing in a large oceanic MPA, identify the key drivers of this activity, and suggest points of engagement with regional stakeholders that will reduce illegal fishing effort.
- Grants & Awards
Forrest A, Giacovazzi L, Dunlop S, Reisser J, Tickler D, Jamieson A, Meeuwig JJ. 2019. Eliminating Plastic Pollution: How a Voluntary Contribution From Industry Will Drive the Circular Plastics Economy. Fronteirs in Marine Science
Carlisle AB , Tickler D, Dale JJ, Ferretti F, Curnick DJ . 2019. Estimating space use of mobile fishes in a large marine protected area with methodological considerations in acoustic array design. Frontiers in Marine Science
CEI Head, DTI Bayley, G Rowlands, …, Tickler D, Rogers, AD, Koldewey H, Turner JR, Andradi-Brown DA. 2019. Coral bleaching impacts from back-to-back 2015–2016 thermal anomalies in the remote central Indian Ocean. Coral Reefs.
Sheehan E, Hosegood P, Game C, Attrill M, Tickler D, Wootton M, Johns D, Meeuwig JJ. 2019. The effect of deep oceanic flushing on water properties and ecosystem functioning within atolls in the British Indian Ocean Territory. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:512. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00512
Tickler D, Carlisle AB, Chapple TK, Curnick DJ, Dale JJ, Schallert RJ, Block BA. 2019. Potential detection of illegal fishing by passive acoustice telemetry. Animal Biotelemetry, 7:1
Tickler D, Meeuwig JJ, Bryant K, David F, Forrest JAH, Gordon E, Larsen JJ, Oh B, Pauly D, Sumaila UR, Zeller D. 2018. Modern slavery and the race to fish. Nature Commnunications, 9: 4643
Tickler D, Meeuwig JJ, Palomares ML, Pauly D, Zeller D. 2018. Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets. Science Advances, 4(8): eaar3279. .
Tickler DM, Letessier TB, Koldewey HJ, Meeuwig JJ. 2017. Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks in an isolated atoll reef system. PloS ONE, 12(5): e0177374.
Bertarelli Foundation – Research Grant
Dr. Heather Koldewey & David Curnick – Zoological Society of London
Prof. Barbara Block, Dr. Aaron Carlisle, Dr. Taylor Chapple, Dr. John Dale – Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station