Globally the trend is towards fewer, larger fishing boats, and a concentration of fishing rights in fewer hands, making it hard for smaller fishing operations to compete. There are often trade-offs between the social, environmental and economic value of fishing. A new fresh approach to fishing is needed, so that the industry brings the biggest benefit to our society.

Chris Williams is passionate about our oceans, after falling in love with scuba diving on a family holiday. He has worked all over the world undertaking biological surveys and working with local fishermen on conservation and development projects.
Chris has worked at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) since 2011, specialising in fisheries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and North American History and Politics from Sussex University and a Masters degree in Environment and Development (with Spanish) from Kings College London.