Christina Olgaard

Christina Olgaard

Christina is a Fisheries Specialist at MacAlister Elliott and Partners Ltd. Christina previously completed an MSci in Marine Biology at the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. Stemming from her passion in elasmobranch research, she specialised in stable isotope analysis to research the oceanographic location of first feeding Spurdogs, including the implication her results could have on fisheries management in UK waters. Christina joined MEP in 2020, starting work as a data analyst before being later promoted to her current role as a Fisheries Specialist in 2021 and has since worked on various projects. She has undertaken research into the fisheries sector transparency of various African governments, assessing these countries against the Fisheries Transparency Index for the WWF, and has since worked on projects such as the implementation of Marine Conservation Areas and assessing the carbon footprint attached to various seafood commodities. Her interests lie in fisheries ecology and management, particularly the constructive role Marine Conservation Areas can play in fisheries management. Additionally, Christina takes much interest in ecological impact assessment and fisheries socioecology.

Specialises in:

  • Sustainable development of market chains
  • Marine fisheries ecology and development

Regions worked in:

  • United Kingdom
  • East Africa
  • West Africa