Caitlin joined MEP in 2018 after obtaining a BSc in Marine Geography and a Masters of Research in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. Since joining MEP Caitlin’s first project was for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducting sustainability assessments for wild capture fisheries against the WWF Common Methodology. Since then, she has since gone on to complete a review of UK small scale fisheries for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as part of the Illuminating Hidden Harvests programme, co-author the report “Audit of UK fish stocks” for eNGO Oceana and complete further fisheries reviews and value chain assessments for Blue Marine Foundation, and WWF. Throughout these projects, Caitlin has applied her knowledge and experience in data collection design and analysis of various aspects of fisheries operations including catch and landing data, VMS and AIS spatial analysis and socio-economic data.
Caitlin has also project managed a number of MEPs international fisheries and aquaculture projects in Mozambique, Egypt, Vietnam and Bangladesh, for clients such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel), and the World Bank. This includes oversight of a multinational team of experts in relation to supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture in Vietnam, and the safety of life at sea, monitoring control and surveillance solutions, and transparency in both industrial and artisanal fisheries in Bangladesh.
- Sustainability assessments
- Sustainable development of market chains
- Artisanal monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) and technology solutions
- Data analysis and reporting
- Project management
Regions worked in:
- United Kingdom
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Southeast Asia