This includes the Chagos Archipelago MPA which, uniquely, has a year-round designated patrol vessel. My research has three main research questions;
- What are the drivers of illegal activity within large ‘no-take’ MPAs?
- How effective are current enforcement efforts at combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity within the Chagos Archipelago MPA?
- How can predictive analysis of fishing effort improve the ability to enforce regulations of large ‘no-take’ MPAs?
Law without enforcement is just good advice
Tackling Illegal FishingHuman Dimensions of the Blue Horizon: Behavioural Insights for Compliance and Deterrence
My broad interest is within marine conservation science and how vessel tracking technologies can be utilised to monitor and manage environmental impacts from human activities at sea.