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Craig Proctor

Craig Proctor

Craig Proctor is a Fisheries Scientist at CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Hobart, Australia. 

He joined CSIRO 28 years ago and has worked in the pelagic fisheries area for the past 14 years. The majority of his work has been with Indonesia on bilateral projects that have, as their ultimate goal, improved fisheries management and sustainable marine fisheries. Most of Craig’s focus has been on tuna fisheries, but in recent years has also included working towards improved management of other fisheries (lobsters, sardines, sharks). He has extensive experience in fisheries surveys and identifying requirements for improved fisheries data collection. A key objective of these capacity development activities is to assist Indonesia in meeting the reporting requirements to Regional Fisheries Management Organisations. Craig’s main activity at present is leading a 4 year research project, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and CSIRO which continues the long-term partnership between Indonesia’s Research Centre for Fisheries Management and Conservation and CSIRO in tuna fisheries research. The project’s goals are to investigate population structure of yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna in Indonesia’s waters and connectivity to populations in adjacent oceans, and to provide as complete a picture as possible of Indonesia’s FAD-based fisheries.