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Alistair McIlgorm

Professor of Marine Economics, University of Wollongong

Alistair McIlgorm is a marine and fisheries economics and management specialist based at ANCORS. He was formerly Professor and Director of the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

His career in fisheries and marine resource economics and management has taken him from his native Ireland to 25 years in Australian marine sector; - 9 as Lecturer, Senior lecturer and Associate Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC 1987-1997), 8 years as principal consultant and managing Director of Dominion Consulting Pty Ltd (1997 to 2004) and 5 as Director of the National Marine Science Centre (2005-2010).

He is well known in both fisheries and marine science academic communities and also with government agencies and the fishing industry, pioneering short course training for over 600 fishery administrators, managers and stakeholders in co-management regimes in all states of Australia, and also with New Zealand the Pacific Islands. Through Dominion Consulting he completed over 50 fisheries management projects with marine resource agencies at State and Commonwealth levels.

He has numerous journal and peer reviewed research reports including several projects with APEC, Asian and Pacific regional organisations. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics.


  • –present
    Professor of Marine Economics, University of Wollongong