Andrew F Johnson
PhD, Chief Executive
Andrew established MarFishEco (MFE) in 2018 after 12 years of working as a freelance fisheries consultant and academic researcher. The inspiration of MarFishEco came after Andrew’s experience working with a number of environmental consultancies that he felt delivered quickly, but often without the rigor of academic research.
MarFishEco’s values and services therefore manifest from Andrew’s academic and commercial experience in more than 15 countries since 2006. Andrew received his PhD from the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK in collaboration with Marine Biological Association and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). His post-doctoral research was undertaken at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, USA. He is an expert author of the UN’s 2020 World Ocean Assessment (WOA) Drivers and Fisheries chapters and has reviewed fisheries research articles for 14 different peer-review journals and authored more than 20 of his own. His experience includes the development of sustainable fish farming and restocking methods in SE Asia, field evaluations of Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries management in South America, economic evaluations of industrial fisheries gear types, and national and international fisheries trade policy analyses in Europe and the USA. He is passionate about the importance of efficient and effective communication and believes that research and management approaches that balance the ecological, economic and social dimensions of fisheries are those most likely to succeed over the long-term.