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Marine Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

John Ford is a marine and fisheries ecologist with a research interest on the coastal habitat restoration and the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries.

He combines expertise in experimental and observational field ecology with a passion for sustainable use of marine resources.

John has spent the last eight years at The University of Melbourne researching fish ecology, conducting over 500 scientific dives and has become expert on the underwater world around Melbourne and the Victorian coastline.

John is known as an expert on seafood sustainability and has worked as an assessor for the Marine Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Australian Seafood Assessment Program. He is also a regular presenter on RRR radio’s Sunday marine show “Radio Marinara” and is a contributor to the website. Current research projects include working with commercial fishers to address seagrass decline in Corner Inlet, Victoria and restoring the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay.


  • –present
    Marine Research Fellow, University of Melbourne