David Agnew
Marine Stewardship Council, Science and Standards Director

Dr David Agnew, FMBA, is Science and Standards Director at the Marine Stewardship Council.  Prior to taking up his post at the MSC in 2011, he was Fisheries Director of the fisheries consultancy MRAG Ltd, Chairman of the MSC Technical Advisory Board, and Chairman of Scientific Committee of CCAMLR.  He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Fisheries and Population Biology at Imperial College London.

 

Dr Agnew holds a PhD in marine biology from the University of Glasgow, UK.  He is an experienced stock assessment scientist and modeller, and has conducted research on a wide range of that and other fisheries management topics, including ecosystem based fisheries management and global fisheries governance.  He is an acknowledged world expert on Antarctic fisheries and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing.  In his 15 year role as Principal CCAMLR Scientific Advisor to the UK Government he conducted research and advised on management of the South Georgia marine ecosystem and Antarctic fisheries.  From 1989 to 1996 he was Data Manager at the CCAMLR Secretariat in Hobart, Australia, and previous to that was a stock assessment modeller with the Department of Agriculture, Northern Ireland.  He has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers.

 

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