UKFEN members

Below is a list of UKFEN members. Anyone wishing to secure the services of a fisheries economist or analyst or discuss potential research may contact our members directly.



Anne-Margaret Anderson

Inshore & Environmental Policy Co-ordinator
Scottish Whitefish Producers Association Ltd.


John Anderson

Chief Executive
Scottish Fishermen's Organisation Ltd


Sarah Andrews


Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Working with ONS on local economic and social data relating to fisheries.
  • Project looking at developing case studies on the local economic and social impacts of fisheries.
  • Next tranche of MCZ analysis.
  • Microbeads
  • Working with Seafish on their landing obligation model and various other things.
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Alyson Barratt - née Little

Scotland's Rural College

Current work areas and expertise:

  • Economic research as part of the Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks.
  • Cost benefit and economic welfare analysis of a number of diseases in dairy and beef cattle in Scotland and rest of UK.
  • Economic and behavioural analysis of farmers' responses to animal disease control options.
  • Implications, risks and opportunities to the Scottish livestock industry from a changing local and international policy environment.
  • Interested in fisheries and natural resource management. My PHD focused on fisheries management in relation to real-time area fishing closures, understanding individual fisher behaviours in the context of fish landed and the spatial fishing location choice of Scottish demersal fishers.

Trond Bjorndal

SNF at NHH - (Centre for Applied Research at Norwegian School of Economics

Current work areas and expertise:

  • Market and competition analysis for the salted& dried cod industry.

Recent publications:

  • Bjørndal, T., Lappo, A. and Ramos, J. (2015). An Economic Analysis of the Portuguese Fisheries Sector 1960-2011. Marine Policy 51: 21-30.
  • Asche, F., Bjørndal, M.T. og Bjørndal, T. (2014). Development in fleet fishing capacity in rights based management. Marine Policy 44: 166-171.
  • Lem, A., Bjorndal, T. and Lappo, A. (2014). Economic analysis of supply and demand for food up to 2030 - Special focus on fish and fishery products. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1089. Rome, FAO. 106 pp. 

Elizabeth Bourke

Policy Officer
National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations NFFO


Diane Burgess

Environmental Economist
Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute
t: +44 (0) 28 9 025 5211


Rod Cappell

Poisedon Consultants
t: +44 (0) 7974 351325

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Framework for valuing the Blue Economy in the EC.
  • Critical mass evaluation to inform Scottish shellfish development.
  • Producing a new Global Discards estimate for FAO.
  • Taking Stock: An assessment of CFP progress in ending overfishing.
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Crick Carleton

Nautilus Consultants
t: 01721 729839

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Fishery Improvement Projects - Suriname and Guyana
  • MSC fishery certification assessments
  • Pilot study of ways of improving linkage between production and markets in Scottish inshore fisheries (also involves John Hambrey and Tristan Southall)
  • Pilot study of the practicality of improving future catches /revenues to raising minimum market sizes in Scottish inshore fisheries (also involves John Hambrey and Tristan Southall)
  • Development of Evaluation Framework for assessment of success or otherwise of key policy changes within the reformed CFP (also involves Rupert Haines, John Hambrey, Tristan Southall and Paul Medley)

Griffin Carpenter

New Economics Foundation

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Report: 'Who gets to fish? The allocation of fishing opportunities in EU Member States'.
  • 2017 edition of Fish Dependence Day.
  • 2017 edition of Landing the Blame North Sea and North Atlantic.
  • Report: 'Not in the same boat: the economic impact of Brexit across UK fishing fleets'.

Cornilius Chikwama

Head of Marine Analytical Unit
Marine Scotland
Scottish Government

Rebecca Clark

Natural England

    Sophie des Clers

Sophie des Clers

Independent Fishery Professional

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Junction between policy, research and implementation of sustainable fisheries management systems
  • World Bank SWIOFish projects (South West Indian Ocean region, Comoros, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar) detailed budget costing (COSTAB) and investment analysis
  • MSC fisheries sustainability certification and surveillance audits and Fisheries Improvement Planning
  • Team leader in numerous consultancy assignments in Europe and West Africa
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John Coppock

Gannet Scientific Services Ltd.
t: +44 (0)1248 352 833 /+44 (0)7857 888727

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Fisheries Economic Analysis and Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment studies and production
  • Fisheries compensation and loss adjustment
  • Fisheries ecological aspects
  • Fishery and benthic surveys

Lewis Cowie

Economics researcher
t: +44 (0)131 524 8631

Steve Cunningham

Fisheries Economics, Policy and Management (IDDRA)
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Hazel Curtis

e: (0)131 524 8664 /+44 (0)7876 035754

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Best practice guidance on economics of gear trials.
  • UK processing sector data collection.
  • UK Seafood Trade report.
  • Requirements for fisheries science after EU Exit. 

Fisheries Science, Economics and Analysis team (FISEA) at   Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Sarah Andrews, Head of FISEA

John Bell, Economist

Joshua Gifford, Economic Analyst

Cee MacDonald, Domestic Fisheries

Rosanna Mann, Head of Marine and Fisheries Social Research

Parsa Mohammadpour

Diletta Samoggia, Economist

Roshni Vekereya, Assistant Economist   

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Working with ONS on local economic and social data relating to fisheries.
  • Developing case studies on the local economic and social impacts of fisheries.
  • Next tranche of MCZ analysis.
  • Microbeads.
  • Working with Seafish on their landing obligation model.

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Dan Edwards

Fisheries Data Officer
Fisheries Advice Team
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
t: t: +44 (0)1224 266588

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Distribution of fishing activity and associated pressures
  • Fisheries management measures within UK Offshore MPA network
  • Fisheries management advice

Matt Elliott
Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

Martin Essen

Martin Esseen

t: 01248 450785 / 07503 447 567

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Resource appraisal and management.
  • Institutional strengthening.
  • Postgraduate teaching.
  • Research fishing.
  • Offshore survey work.
  • Assessment of compensation claims for fishing industry.
  • Environmental impact assessment.
    Hannah Fennel

Hannah Fennel

Green Development Strategist
Orkney Fisheries Association

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Assessment of the economic importance of the fishing industry to Orkney.
  • An assessment of the social and cultural impacts of the fishing industry on the Orkney community.
  • Feasibility study on the ranching or r-seeding of the King Scallop (Pecten maximus) in Orkney waters.
  • Exploring unacknowledged inputs into Orkney's fishing industry and the social and economic barriers to entering the industry.
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Jose A. Fernandes

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
t: +44 (0)1752 633425

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Bio-economic and social modelling
  • Bioclimatic envelope models
  • Impacts of climate change and socio-economic drivers in future fisheries
  • Probabilistic models (Bayesian networks)
  • Machine learning in environmental modelling and fisheries
  • Automatic classification of samples (image analysis and classification)

Patrick Franklin

Homarus, Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialists

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Assessments of impact of various wind farms at the individual vessel level (commercial and charter) and drawing up disruption agreements
  • Other commercial assessment work related to fishing vessel impacts
  • SARF funded study on possible novel sources of seedstock acquisition for the Scottish mussel farming industry (with James Wilson, Deepdock Ltd)
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Angus Garrett

Head of Horizon Scanning and Long Term Issues
t: 0131 524 8697 / 07876 035724
Current work and areas of expertise:

 • Horizon scanning for the seafood industry


Peter Greene

Economic Adviser
Marine Analytical Unit
Marine Scotland
t: +44 (0)3002 445 996
Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Economic fisheries data collection, engaging with Seafish on the Fleet Economic Survey and Seafood Processing Industry Report as part of DCF.
  • Economic analysis on wider fisheries issues including the economic link licence condition and the Landing Obligation.
  • Economic lead on inshore fishing issues, including management and sector overview.
  • Economic analysis relating to recreational fishing.
  • Work on the value of aquaculture and its wider economic impacts.
  • Economic support and input on work around non-EEA workers in the fisheries sector.

Rupert Haines

Managing Consultant
ICF International
t:+44 07803 259963

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Economic benefits of MPAs - research for DG MARE on the market benefits of MPAs. 
  • Microplastics and plastics - coordinating work for DG ENV in support of the European Plastics Strategy.
  • Displacement of fishing effort from MPAs - working with ABPmer and NFFO to consider the issues and guidance for future assessments
  • Future trends study to support MMO marine planning activities (ICF supporting ABPmer).
John Hambrey

John Hambrey

Hambrey Consulting
t: +44 (0)1997 420086/+44 (0) 7899 876 992

Current work and areas of interest: 

  • Natural resources economics and management
  • Aquaculture and fisheries economics, policy and strategy
  • Feasibility and due diligence studies
  • Seafood market studies
  • Environmental assessment and environmental management systems
  • MSC principle 2 and 3 assessments 

Dr. Aaron Hatcher

University of Portsmouth
t: +44 (0)23 9284 8510

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Study on quota allocation and the Landing Obligation, funded by Fisheries Innovation Scotland.
  • Modelling quota prices in multispecies fisheries.

Jon Holden

Independent consultant

  Kieran Hyder

Kieran Hyder

Principal Scientist
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)

Current work areas:

  • Recreational sea angling.
  • Modelling marine systems.
  • Fisheries management.
  • Citizen science.
  • Science-policy interface.

Frances James

Fisheries Consultant
MacAlister Elliott & Partners Ltd
      Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US / AFJMarine, UK

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Scientific Best Practice Guidelines for commercial gear trials (with Seafish).
  • Evaluation of property rights / cooperative structure in small scale fisheries.
  • Methodological study looking at the efficacy of using acoustics to evaluate MPAs (fish replenishment).
     Steven Lawrence

Steve Lawrence

Economics Project Manager 
t: +44 (0)131 524 8663

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Managing Seafish's annual Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet and associated publications.
  • Managing Seafish's biennial Census of the UK Seafood Processing Industry.
  • Overseeing the design of the Quay Issues branded family of publications.
  • Co-author of the Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet Reports, Seafish UK Fleet Economic Performance Datasets and Quay Issues magazine.

Stephen Mangi

Senior Environmental Economist
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
t: 01502 524531 / 07984 643082
Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Relative economic performance of standard and modified trawls - Selectivity trials towards haddock in the demersal otter trawl fishery in ICES Area VII.
  • The landing obligation and its implications on the control of fisheries across Europe - EU Parliament.
  • Maximising economic return for the haddock fishery by selective mesh size in the under ten metre gillnet fleet - Fisheries Science Partnership project.
  • Preliminary assessment of data to quantity and value UK marine and coastal ecosystem services and produce a valuation map.
  • Applicability of different technologies and approaches to the implementation of the landing obligation and fully documenting fisheries.
Simon Mardle

Simon Mardle

Fishor Consulting Ltd.

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Value chain analysis of selected UK fisheries (European project).
  • Landing obligation economic impact assessment, part II (Seafish).
  • Price transmission in UK whitefish fisheries, extended to European competitors (ongoing analysis).
  • Preparing focus groups on consumer attitudes to salmon and whitefish.
  • Value chain economic assessment of Brexit.
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Simon Mason

t: +44 (0)1786 834058 /+44 (0)7889 100020

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Sustainable aquaculture: feasibility studies, risk analysis, production system modelling and environmental modelling and impact.
  • Fisheries and aquaculture: dynamics between commercial capture fisheries and aquaculture, economics of aquaculture production systems, feasibility of 'new' aquaculture/fisheries industry, evolution of market structure and trading in seafood products.

Julien Mathonniere


Areas of interest:
  • UK fish price modelisation.
  • Optimal fleet size with respect to volumes, prices, and expected profitability.
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Sébastien Metz

CEO/Fisheries Economist
Sakana Consultants
t: +33 222 068 138

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Evaluating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources" in 13 African countries (with MRAG).
  • Evaluation of the cost and benefits of a future European Ocean Observation System (EOOS) (with MRAG).
  • Article in Marine Policy with Simon Mardle: "Impacts of current EU regulation on the UK whitefish value chain" 
   Kirsten Milliken

Kirsten Milliken

Economics Researcher

t: +44 (0) 131 524 8668

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Planning and coordination of Seafish's Quay Issue magazine.
  • UK Processing Industry Financial Surveys and reporting.
  • Planning and coordination of Seafish's UK Fleet Economic and Employment Surveys.
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Marta Moran Quintana

Economics Researcher

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Contributing to Seafish annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet and reporting.
  • Contributing to Seafish survey of the UK seafood processing industry and reporting.
  • Ad-hoc economic analysis of the UK fishing sector.
     Arina Motova

Arina Motova

Senior Economist

 Current work and areas of interest:

  • STECF expert and member of the plenary, involved in economic impact assessments of management tools, EU fisheries data collection and preparation of EU annual economic reports for the aquaculture sector.
  • Methodological support for Seafish's data collection, quality checks, data visualisation and economic impact assessments, including landing obligation.




Angela Muench

Environmental Economist
Current work and areas of interest
  • Spatial analysis and bio-economic modelling for fishery systems (commercial and recreational).
Francis Murray

Dr. Francis Murray

Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling
t: +44 (0)1786 467889

Current work and areas of interest:
  • Seafish Consultancy (with Maritek): ' A social and economic impact assessment of cockle mortality in the Burry Inlet and Three Rivers cockle fisheries, South Wales'.
  • Horizon2020 large collaborative project PRIMEFISH: Developing Innovative Market Orientated Prediction Toolbox to Strengthen the Economic Sustainability and Competitiveness of European Seafood on Local and Global markets.
  • Darwin Initiative: 'Alternative livelihood opportunities for Marine Protected Areas Fisherwomen' Assessing potential for value-added marketing of cultured mangrove oysters in the Sherbro MPA Sierra Leone.
  • Newton Fund GRP (BBSRC/DFID/DBT): Development of alternative sustainable fish feeds to promote human health using novel non-conventional indigenous ingredients. 

Coby L. Needle 

Marine Laboratory
Marine Scotland


Fiona Nimmo

t: +44 (0)131 467 5510 / 07776 251210

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Eleni Papathanasopoulou

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
t: 01752 633425

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Modelling economy wide impacts of changes in fisheries
  • Estimation of direct and indirect employment and revenue effects
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries evaluation
  • Structural change analyses of fisheries supply chain

Neil Paull

Economic Advice Division
Welsh Givernment



Dr Ian Payne

Executive Director
Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Fisheries, aquaculture and ecological implications of projects involving environmental issues.  
  • Environmental and sustainability audits and strategic environmental assessments. 

Ruth Pincinato

Ruth B. M. Pincinato
Deparment of Safety, Economics and Planning
University of Stavanger

Current work and areas of expertise:

• Fisheries and Aquaculture management
• Seafood market analysis.


Alan Radford

t: +44 (0)141 331 3306

Philip rodgers

Philip Rodgers

Erinshore Economics Ltd.
t: +44 (0)1522 703 203

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Attended meeting of the EC STECF Balance of Capacity and Opportunity Ad Hoc Expert Working Group and contributed to the 2016 Report.
  • Attended meeting of the EC STECF Bioeconomic Methodology Ad Hoc Expert Working Group and contributed to the 2017 Report.
  • Presentation to a Conference on Brexit for Lincolnshire 6th Formers at the Minster School, Lincoln.
  • Staff seminar to the Lincoln International Business School on "Fish Stock Assessment Using Only Economic Data".

Nathan de Rozarieux

Tegen Mor Fisheries Consultants
t: +44 (0)7870 154910

Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Training needs analysis of the Northern Ireland seafood industry.
  • Impact assessment of the landings obligation on Welsh fishing industry (Welsh Government).
  • Seafood supply chain study (Swansea Bay FLAG).
  • Sustainability advice to large UK processor.
  • Comms & PR for fishing for litter SW.
  • EFF grant project claims (for projects across all axes).

Jennifer Russell

Anderson Solutions


Aurelia Samuel

Senior Agricultural Economist
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Robin Smales

Robin Smale

Vivid Economics
t: +44 (0)844 8000 254 / +44 (0) 78 2332 9054

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Competitiveness analysis
  • Comparative analysis of different fisheries management options
  • Ex-ante and ex-post analysis of fisheries management regimes
  • Impacts of quotas on profits and fisheries

Hance Smith

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University

Tristan Southall

TD Southall - Marine Resource Management
t: +44 (0)1599 544391 / +44 (0)7815 053237

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Fisheries management advice and evaluation
  • Fisheries sustainability assessments and consultancy
  • Fisheries liaison work in offshore renewables
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Fisheries and marine management policy analysis
  • Extensive global project expertise including EU fisheries pre-accession training, multiple MSC assessments and sector reviews and evaltions - including aquaculture
Peter Tarrant

Peter Tarrant

Maritek Worldwide Ltd
t: +44 (0)2081 338 231 / +44 7700 35400

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Investigations into the UK shellfish supply & value chain (UK-Jersey)
  • Shellfish farming; critical mass evaluation project (Scotland). The overall objective is to support growth of the Scottish shellfish sector with particular focus on underdeveloped Scottish regions. 
  • Aquaculture bio-economic modelling.
  • Socio-economic impact of aquaculture including GVA, productivity (GVA/FTE) and value chain analysis.
  • Ecosystem services evaluation relating to shellfish farming.
  • Aquaculture governance, regulation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Aquaculture feasibility studies, business plans, site selection, environmental impact and technical assessments, performance benchmarking (technical & financial), investment appraisal and company valuations.

Stephen Thompson

Eastern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Research Officer with Eastern Inshore Fisheries& Conservation Authority. 
  • Managing fisheries resources and interactions between commercial fishing and environmental features and designations. 
  • Responsibility for Finfish data within the organisation.



Rob Tinch

Senior Consultant
Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd. (EFTEC)
t: +44 (0)2075 805383

Current work and areas of interest:
  • 20 years' experience in environmental and ecological economics.
  • BESAFE project on arguments for biodiversity conservation:
  • IMPRESSIONS project on adaptation to high end scenarios of climate change:
  • Various work on shorter projects for Seafish and Defra

Charlotte Tindall

Independent consultant

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Assisting IDDRA in communicating key messages of a new policy approach towards fisheries services for the World Bank.
  • Analysis of four UK and European case studies of scallop management using secure tenure for EDF.
  • MSC Reassessment of Cornish Sardine Fishery (Principle 2).
  • Baseline economic assessment of the English Channel Scallop fishery for WWF.

Rachel Turner

Lecturer in Environmental Social Science
University of Exeter


Suzannah F. Walmsley

t: +44 (0)23 8071 1858

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Modelling of fish trade scenarios post EU-exit.
  • Fisheries governance in the North-East Atlantic.
  • Guidance on assessing impacts of fisheries displacement from MPAs.

Jim Watson

Marine Scotland

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Chris Williams

New Economics Foundation
t: +44 (0)207 820 6353

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Capacity building for NGOs
  • Fisheries management and governance
  • Artisanal fisheries and co-management in the developing world
  • MPAs and valuation of conservation areas
  • Social and economic impacts of fisheries management and MPAs in the UK
  • Valuation approaches for the marine environment
  Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson

Head - Statistics & Fisheries Management
Marine Management Organisation
t: +44 (0)2080 264458/ +44 (0) 7788 622968

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • Data reporting under EU obligations: coordinating work across the UK under the Data Collection Framework
  • Supporting the development of policy by Defra through the provision of analyses and advice as required. 
  • Production of corporate data sets on fishing activity by the UK fleet and on landings into the UK, releasing data sets alongside annual and monthly statistics publications as well as responding to ad hoc requests for data.
Ed willsteed

Edward Willsteed

Cranfield University
t: +44 (0)1590 679016

Current work and areas of expertise:

  • EU project "Adverse fisheries impacts on cetaceans of the Black Sea". 
  • 18-month data collection project in Mozambique on artisanal fisheries in Palma Bay, including landings, seasonality, value chain and economic data. 
  • PhD research on cumulative effects of marine renewable energy developments on marine ecosystems and other maritime industries.
  • Developing financial framework to model fishing vessel business performance with and without impacts due to tidal stream energy project.
  • Developing framework for assessment of cumulative ecological effects of marine renewable energy developments.
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Ana Witteveen

Assistant Economist
t: +44 (0)131 524 8659
Current work and areas of expertise:
  • Fish price formation study: understanding the key determinants of fish price at auction.

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Jimmy Young

Univeristy of Stirling