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Hanich, Quentin A/Prof.

Fisheries Governance Program Leader

  • Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security
  • School of Law
  • ANCORS Research Strength

Overview


A/Prof Quentin Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, and advises international organisations and national governments on fisheries governance and marine conservation. He has extensive project management experience and a strong research and consulting background. Dr Hanich has worked widely throughout the Asia Pacific region in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance and emerging technologies, marine conservation, fisheries management and development. 

In addition to his roles at the University of Wollongong, A/Prof Hanich is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal Marine Policy, a Principal Investigator in the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, a research partner with the Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency and the Google-founded Global Fishing Watch, and an Adjunct Scholar at Dalhousie University. He has chaired international working groups at treaty meetings, facilitated inter-governmental workshops, advised Ministerial meetings and national delegations, and is a member of the Pacific Marine Sector Working Group, the IUCN Fisheries Experts Group, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program which studies how communities and States manage human interaction with our marine environment, and develops innovative solutions to manage our activities and impacts. Communication and engagement are key components of our research. Our applied research engages with communities, analyses key problems, and creates new solutions that deliver real outcomes with tangible impacts. 

    Dr Hanich has a strong research interest in ocean governance, food security and marine conservation, and has built an extensive research, advisory and consulting track record. He has written over 80 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and research reports and is regularly retained by internationalorganisations in technical and strategic roles. His publications have been cited widely in regional development and governance literature, and increasingly in research literature. For example Closing the Gaps, was cited by the Australian Government Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee in 2009, Managing Fisheries and Corruption was cited by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2011, and Mapping the Distribution of the Conservation Burden was cited by the 2012 Scientific Committee to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) with a recommendation that the WCPFC address the issues raised in the paper. In 2013, the WCPFC subsequently adopted two conservation measures tabled by the Pacific island States that explicitly addressed these issues.

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Transboundary Fisheries Governance
    - Climate Change impacts on Fisheries
    - Equity and Fairness in Transboundary Natural Resource Management and Allocation
    - Marine Conservation
    - Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Addressing The Oceans Governance Challenge Of Realising Marine Spatial Protection Targets In Oceania Quirk, Genevieve
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Multilateral Fisheries Rights Azmi, Kamal
    Doctor of Philosophy Can a Blue Economy Policy Framework Advance Sustainable and Resilient/Climate Smart Development? From Policy to Practice: The Role of Small Island States Benzaken, Dominique
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the Challenges of the Conservation and Management of Bigeye Tuna juvenile mortality Amidjogbe, Elizabeth-Rose
    Doctor of Philosophy Operationalising the Benefits of Information and Communication Technologies for Improved Fisheries Governance in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Campbell, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy A Study on Tuna Fisheries Development for Nauru within the context of PNA, WCPFC and International Trade Depaune, Monte

Outreach Overview


  • Dr Hanich works in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance, marine conservation and planetary health challenges. 

    In addition to his roles at the University of Wollongong, A/Prof Hanich is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal Marine Policy, a Principal Investigator in the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, a research partner with the Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency and the Google-founded Global Fishing Watch, and an Adjunct Scholar at Dalhousie University. He has chaired international working groups at treaty meetings, facilitated inter-governmental workshops, advised Ministerial meetings and national delegations, and is a member of the Pacific Marine Sector Working Group, the IUCN Fisheries Experts Group, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

    He also lectures and writes on oceans governance, international fisheries, marine conservation, and fisheries development in the Asia Pacific region, and is a regular peer reviewer for Science Advances, Fish and Fisheries, Marine Policy, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Fisheries, Ocean and Coastal Management, and Food Security: the Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy. He has assessed PhDs for multiple Universities, and various research and development proposals for the Australian Research Council, the World Bank, the Australian Aid Program, the New Zealand Aid Program, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Politics, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (Honours) in Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Enforcement and Compliance Challenges to the Management of the Heard and McDonald Islands Fisheries
  • Ph.D. in International Fisheries, ANCORS, Interest and Influence – Conservation and Management in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Hanich has developed and taught professional short courses on international negotiations, fisheries management, and legal frameworks for fisheries management. In addition, he regularly lectures to professional and post-graduate audiences on oceans governance, fisheries governance and development, and marine conservation. 

Keywords


  • Fisheries Governance
    Disproportionate Burden
    Fisheries Equity
    Marine Conservation
    Small Island Developing States

Full Name


  • A/Prof Quentin Hanich

Mailing Address


  • ANCORS

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program which studies how communities and States manage human interaction with our marine environment, and develops innovative solutions to manage our activities and impacts. Communication and engagement are key components of our research. Our applied research engages with communities, analyses key problems, and creates new solutions that deliver real outcomes with tangible impacts. 

    Dr Hanich has a strong research interest in ocean governance, food security and marine conservation, and has built an extensive research, advisory and consulting track record. He has written over 80 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and research reports and is regularly retained by internationalorganisations in technical and strategic roles. His publications have been cited widely in regional development and governance literature, and increasingly in research literature. For example Closing the Gaps, was cited by the Australian Government Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee in 2009, Managing Fisheries and Corruption was cited by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2011, and Mapping the Distribution of the Conservation Burden was cited by the 2012 Scientific Committee to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) with a recommendation that the WCPFC address the issues raised in the paper. In 2013, the WCPFC subsequently adopted two conservation measures tabled by the Pacific island States that explicitly addressed these issues.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Transboundary Fisheries Governance
    - Climate Change impacts on Fisheries
    - Equity and Fairness in Transboundary Natural Resource Management and Allocation
    - Marine Conservation
    - Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Addressing The Oceans Governance Challenge Of Realising Marine Spatial Protection Targets In Oceania Quirk, Genevieve
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Multilateral Fisheries Rights Azmi, Kamal
    Doctor of Philosophy Can a Blue Economy Policy Framework Advance Sustainable and Resilient/Climate Smart Development? From Policy to Practice: The Role of Small Island States Benzaken, Dominique
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the Challenges of the Conservation and Management of Bigeye Tuna juvenile mortality Amidjogbe, Elizabeth-Rose
    Doctor of Philosophy Operationalising the Benefits of Information and Communication Technologies for Improved Fisheries Governance in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Campbell, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy A Study on Tuna Fisheries Development for Nauru within the context of PNA, WCPFC and International Trade Depaune, Monte

Outreach Overview


  • Dr Hanich works in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance, marine conservation and planetary health challenges. 

    In addition to his roles at the University of Wollongong, A/Prof Hanich is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal Marine Policy, a Principal Investigator in the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, a research partner with the Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency and the Google-founded Global Fishing Watch, and an Adjunct Scholar at Dalhousie University. He has chaired international working groups at treaty meetings, facilitated inter-governmental workshops, advised Ministerial meetings and national delegations, and is a member of the Pacific Marine Sector Working Group, the IUCN Fisheries Experts Group, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

    He also lectures and writes on oceans governance, international fisheries, marine conservation, and fisheries development in the Asia Pacific region, and is a regular peer reviewer for Science Advances, Fish and Fisheries, Marine Policy, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Fisheries, Ocean and Coastal Management, and Food Security: the Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy. He has assessed PhDs for multiple Universities, and various research and development proposals for the Australian Research Council, the World Bank, the Australian Aid Program, the New Zealand Aid Program, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Education And Training


  • B.A. in Politics, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (Honours) in Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Enforcement and Compliance Challenges to the Management of the Heard and McDonald Islands Fisheries
  • Ph.D. in International Fisheries, ANCORS, Interest and Influence – Conservation and Management in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Hanich has developed and taught professional short courses on international negotiations, fisheries management, and legal frameworks for fisheries management. In addition, he regularly lectures to professional and post-graduate audiences on oceans governance, fisheries governance and development, and marine conservation. 

Keywords


  • Fisheries Governance
    Disproportionate Burden
    Fisheries Equity
    Marine Conservation
    Small Island Developing States

Full Name


  • A/Prof Quentin Hanich

Mailing Address


  • ANCORS

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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