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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia

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 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 on issues of international oceans governance, non-local labour, fisheries subsidies, 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.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia


  • 2014 
    Newcastle University, PhD Marine Ecosystems and Governance
  • 2011 
    Newcastle University, MSc Marine and Environmental Consultancy
  • 2009 
    Newcastle University, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology