Alice has 15 years experience working on ocean-related sustainability issues. She has worked with the NGO Blue Ventures on sustainability of small-scale octopus fisheries in Southwest Madagascar, with the WorldFish Center on community based fisheries management in Bangladesh and as a writer and editor with the International Institute of Sustainable Development's Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on multilateral environmental meetings. Alice’s “tuna journey” started in 2009 with a PhD at the University of Wageningen, which looked at “Governance Innovations for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries”. This has given her a breadth of knowledge ranging from traceability, to tuna trade flows, ecolabelling and RFMO functioning.
Having completed her PhD, Alice took up a position as the European Tuna Coordinator with the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Smart Fishing Initiative.
It’s great to be working with an organisation that’s playing a hugely important role in tuna sustainability, both in the ocean but also, equally importantly ensuring the sustainable livelihoods of coastal fishing communities.