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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