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Research Assistant at Liverpool John Moores University & PhD Candidate in Seafood Traceability, University of Salford

Marine Cusa currently works as a research assistant with the SEATRACES project at Liverpool John Moores University on traceability and labeling methods to promote sustainable seafood production. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Salford, Manchester where she explores, tests, and promotes methods to combat illegal fishing practices and seafood fraud with an emphasis on molecular tools. Additionally, she regularly works as a consultant with the anti-Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing team from OCEANA Inc.

Before this, Marine worked as a research consultant with a focus on polar marine food-webs & plastic pollution, she obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Tromsø’s Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics in 2016 where she explored some of the ecological factors that influenced the diet and feeding strategy of endemic marine fish species. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Toronto in 2013.


  • –present
    Research Assistant & PhD candidate, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2016 
    University of Tromsø, Norway, MSc Marine Biology