Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Dr. Jan Robinson

Project Manager, Third South-West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3)

Biography

Jan Robinson is the Project Manager of the Third South-West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3). The project is supporting marine spatial planning, improved fisheries governance and investment in Seychelles’ blue economy, and is part-financed by the proceeds of the World’s first sovereign Blue Bond.

Jan has coordinated fisheries research and management projects in Seychelles and the Indian Ocean for 20-years, encompassing roles with the Seychelles Fishing Authority and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission. His research has focused on coral reef ecology, reef fish behavior, climate change and fisheries management. Jan has specific expertise in spawning aggregation fisheries and is a Director of Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregations (SCRFA), a non-profit organization based in the US. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and books.

Jan Robinson holds an MSc in Applied Marine Science from the University of Plymouth and a PhD from James Cook University through the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.