Charles Anderson is a UK-trained marine biologist who has lived and worked in the Maldives since 1983.
Dr. Anderson has conducted extensive research on tuna fisheries biology, including tuna tagging in the mid-1990s. He was also involved as an external scientific adviser with the Regional Tuna Tagging Programme conducted under the auspices of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) (2005-2009); this work aimed to provide information for improved stock assessments. He is currently conducting research on the Maldivian livebait fishery to improve knowledge of these resources and inform their sustainable management. In addition, he has research interests in cetaceans, sharks and sea birds, all of which are important components of the tropical pelagic ecosystem.