Dr. Eric Gilman

Member, ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee & Fisheries Advisor, The Nature Conservancy


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Eric Gilman, Ph.D., is Fisheries Advisor, The Nature Conservancy, Indo-Pacific Tuna Program. He conducts research on direct and collateral ecological effects of pelagic (oceanic) fisheries, fishing gear selectivity to reduce bycatch of species of conservation concern, mechanisms underpinning pelagic ecosystem stability and reduction of ghost fishing efficiency of derelict fishing gear.

He has provided long-term scientific research services to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The Nature Conservancy Tuna Program. He advises catch sector and supplier seafood companies on implementation of ecological sustainability programs. Previous employment included Marine Science Advisor with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme, Head of Participation of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Pacific Representative for the National Audubon Society Oceans Program, Special Assistant for the Environment with the Office of the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Environmental Advisor to the Pohnpei Port Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania School of Geography and Environmental Studies, Australia; M.Sc. from Oregon State University Department of Oceanography, USA; and B.A. from Wesleyan University, USA. Publications are available at https://sites.google.com/site/publicationsericgilman/.