Asha de Vos PhD



I supervise an MPhil and PhD student working on illegal shark fisheries and cetacean bioacoustics within the Chagos Archipelago, respectively.

Long-term research and protection of the non-migratory blue whales within the northern Indian Ocean, sperm whale culture, deep sea research, addressing the issues of the MV Xpress Pearl disaster – tracking nurdle movement and analysis of contamination, protection of underwater heritage through biodiversity assessments, women in fisheries, citizen science, outreach and education (see

Every coastline needs a local hero

Asha de Vos


2017 Present
Founder, Executive Director Oceanswell

My Project

  • Tackling Illegal Fishing
    Human Dimensions of the Blue Horizon: Behavioural Insights for Compliance and Deterrence
  • Species Distribution and Ecology
    Cetacean Refuges

My Publications