Steve Sutton is a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He joined James Cook University in 2002 and since then has built an internationally recognized research program in the human dimensions of fisheries and environmental management. Steve has a multidisciplinary background, with early degrees in Biology (BSc and MSc) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) followed by a social science PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University (USA). His research is applied and stakeholder driven, aimed at producing knowledge that can be used in support of fisheries and environmental decision-making. Steve has a strong interest in recreational fisheries research and management, and is currently a member of the Recfishing Research steering committee, the CapReef community based recreational fisheries monitoring program, and the international advisory board for the World Recreational Fishing Conference series. Steve also serves as Associate Editor for Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.