Daniel Skerritt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at University British Columbia. He began his career in the Marine Ecosystems and Governance research group at Newcastle University, where his research focused on quantifying shellfish population dynamics, incorporating novel techniques such as acoustic telemetry, in order to inform and improve management and conservation. He subsequently worked as an international consultant. He consulted for numerous NGOs and public bodies, including contributing to the evaluation and reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy, including issues of international oceans governance, non-local labour, subsidies to fisheries, and the ownership and exclusive rights of fisheries means of production.
His research now focus on understanding the links between social, economic and ecological aspects of fisheries management and governance, the common thread being that it aims to directly respond to fisheries policy-issues.