Robin Cook is a fish stock assessment scientist. He worked at the Scottish Government Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen for over 30 years where he was the chief scientific advisor on fishery management and became the agency's Director and Chief Executive. He was also chief scientist at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) from 1995-1998. He was the UK member on the ICES Advisory Committee on Fishery Management. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde working in the MASTS Population Modelling Group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Robin's research focusses on stock assessment models that can be used to quantify seal-fishery interactions and address issues of discarding at sea. He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and numerous reports.
As well as research Robin acts as a reviewer of assessments of fish stocks in the USA as part of the Center of Independent Experts funded by NOAA.