Adam Ziyad has been involved in fisheries resource management in the Maldives for over nine years. Adam started his career in fisheries as a Fisheries Extension Officer (Trainee) in 2005 and has since worked in a diverse range of fisheries development and management projects in the Maldives, specialising in fisheries resource management and compliance.
Adam was heavily involved in developing key pieces of fisheries legislation in the Maldives including the Fisheries Licensing Regulation and Longlining Regulation. Adam also represented Maldives in important commission meetings including the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Bay of Bengal Programme – IGO and South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) and is currently the Director responsible for Fisheries Compliance in Maldives at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives. Adam also represents fisheries sector in the Baa Atoll, Maldives, Biosphere Reserve Board and more recently has been a member of the negotiation team for the China – Maldives Free Trade Agreement.
Adam holds a Masters Degree in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from University of Portsmouth, UK and Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Fisheries from Australian Maritime College (University of Tasmania, Australia).