Marine Futures Lab
School of Biological Sciences
& UWA Oceans Institute
University of Western Australia M092
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009
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- RT @Enric_Sala: In the midst of unprecedented crises, Trump has decided to eliminate nearly 85% of marine protected areas in the continental US, leaving less than 0.1% with permanent protections #MonumentsForAll,
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- RT @davidtickler: COVID-19 shuts down the observer program for Pacific tuna, but not the fishery it supervises & Sea Shepherd pauses its defence of last vaquita porpoises from ongoing poaching. It's not just people who'll suffer from this pandemic. https://t.co/vyvZY6chFk https://t.co/FBpAwSwlzs,
PhD title: Reconstruction and analyses of data for the global large pelagic fisheries: IUU fishing, policy ramifications and the UN High Seas Agreement.
Start date: February 2020.
I come from Germany, where I received my Bachelors in Biology from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and my MSc degree in Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science from the University of Hamburg. I have always been fascinated by the interaction between humans and marine environments, which is why after getting my Master’s degree I decided to join the Sea Around Us- Indian Ocean for my PhD and am also a member of the Marine Futures Lab.
The main objectives of my project are to fill the data and transparency gap within global large-pelagic fisheries beyond national jurisdiction, to find patterns of unreported fishing and to determine the extent of modern slavery and other unethical and illegal cost-cutting actions within fisheries. My research addresses the need to investigate high-seas fisheries and to provide the best and most comprehensive data and analyses to empower effective management and policy decisions. The research will advance big-data analyses on the high-seas fisheries as an important contribution to the implementation and interpretation of the pending UN High Seas Agreement.
- Grants & Awards
Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship – University of Western Australia International Fee Scholarship (UIFS) and University Postgraduate Award (UPA) for 2020.