Favourite papers?

Walker, T.I. (1998) Can shark resources be harvested sustainably? A question revisited with a review of shark fisheries. Marine and Freshwater Research 49(7), 553-572. 

Hilborn, R. (2007) Managing fisheries is managing people: what has been learned? Fish and Fisheries 8(4), 285-296. 

Jaiteh, V.F., Loneragan, N.R., and Warren, C. (2017) The end of shark finning? Impacts of declining catches and fin demand on coastal community livelihoods. Marine Policy 82, 224-233. 

Chapman, D.D., Feldheim, K.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., and Hueter, R.E. (2015) There and back again: a review of residency and return migrations in sharks, with Implications for population structure and management. Annual Review of Marine Science 7(1), 547-570. 

Gurney, G., Mangubhai, S., Fox, M., Kim, M., and Agrawal, A. (2021) Equity in environmental governance: perceived fairness of distributional justice principles in marine co-management. Environmental Science & Policy 124, 23-32


Dr Andrew Chin

Principal Scientist | Lab Director
BSc (Hons) Central Queensland University
G Dip Ed (Sec) Central Queensland University

Ph.D. James Cook University

Andrew was born and raised in southeast Asia and remains keenly interested in fisheries sustainability, livelihoods, collaborative research, and capacity building throughout the region. Now living in Townsville, Australia, Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in marine research and management including work for NGOs, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and experience with a wide range of fisheries and shark and ray projects. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is an editor for Pacific Conservation Biology. Andrew has extensive experience working with fishers, communities, and collaborators in northern Australia, and with Indigenous ranger groups. His Shark Search Indo-Pacific program works with in-country partners across the Indo-Pacific. Andrew also served as the president of the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society for several years, and as president of Australian Marine Science Association (NQ Branch). He continues to serve on the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, and is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Save Our Seas Foundation.

Dr Andrew's current projects include:

  • Capacity building workshops for shark and rays scientists and conservation practitioners in SE Asia

  • Reducing bycatch of sharks, turtles, and dugongs in commercial fisheries

  • Exploring the science behind shark safety messaging for beachgoers

  • Building country-specific profiles of shark and ray diversity and conservation through the Shark Search Indo-Pacific Program

Full research profile and list of publications
Favourite species?
Porcupine ray Urogymnus asperrimus