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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. 

White, W.T., Appleyard, S.A., Sabub, B., Kyne, P.M., Harris, M., Lis, R., Baje, L., Usu, T., Smart, J.J., Corrigan, S., Yang, L., and Naylor, G.J.P. (2015) Rediscovery of the threatened river sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea. PLoS ONE 10(10), e0140075. 

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. 


Dr Andrew Chin

Principle Scientist | Lab Director
BSc (Hons) Central Queensland University
Ph.D. James Cook University

Andrew was born and raised in southeast Asia and is highly experienced in shark conservation throughout the region. Now living in Townsville, Australia, he has over 20 years’ experience in marine research and management including work for NGOs, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and in shark and ray and fisheries research. He is extensively published with over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is an editor for Pacific Conservation Biology. Andrew has extensive experience in working with communities and collaborators in remote northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and his Shark Search Indo-Pacific program works with in-country partners across the Indo-Pacific.

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 fishing nets

  • Exploring the science behind shark safety messaging for beachgoers

  • Managing the Shark Search Indo-Pacific Program

Full research profile and list of publications
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