This research is aimed at highlighting the human dimensions of illegal fishing including ascertaining socioeconomic reasons for non-compliance and evaluating the deterrence effect of conservation management and policy. Further, my research interests relate to sustainability in marine ecosystems and socio-ecological aspects of conservation and marine policy management.
The recognition that ocean conservation can only be successful if we consider the needs of those most dependent on it. That’s why it’s vital to understand the human dimensions of illegal fishing. This research will highlight the need to integrate this research into marine policy management.
My research interests relate to sustainability in marine ecosystems and socio-ecological aspects of conservation and marine policy management, outputs including BSc Thesis: Assessment of Marine Fisheries Supply Chain in Western Province, Sri Lanka to Develop a Conceptual Model for a Mobile Application for Improved Market Participation.