The Safina Center
(formerly Blue Ocean Institute) 80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
Eric Gilman, Ph.D., studies open-ocean commercial fishing, both its ecological effects and the governance and management needed to stop depletion. His main research areas focus on how open-ocean fishing affects wild populations, how to cut incidental catches of fish and seabirds in longline fisheries, how to reduce waste, and the mortality caused by lost nets.
Eric frequently advises international and U.S. management agencies and non-governmental organizations as diverse as The Nature Conservancy, Luen Thai Fishing Venture and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. He is an associate professor at Hawaii Pacific University, and owner and principal of Pelagic Fisheries Research Services. He helps seafood companies source sustainable tuna products. Eric’s formerly worked as Marine Science Advisor with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme, Pacific Representative for the National Audubon Society’s Living Oceans Program, Special Assistant for the Environment for the Northern Mariana Islands, and Environmental Advisor to the Pohnpei Port Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia.
He has a PhD from the University of Tasmania, a Master’s from Oregon State University, and a BA from Wesleyan University, USA. Eric’s voluminous publications are cited in print more than once a day on average.