Fisheries Consultants

A trusted source of objective advice and support for the future of sustainable, profitable fisheries.

Sustainable fisheries experts

About us

MarFishEco (MFE) is a network of experienced fishery professionals. We offer comprehensive fisheries solutions by delivering objective analysis, advice, and reports for sustainable growth. We excel in simplifying complex information for various stakeholders and aim to bridge the gap between science and policy.

Collaborate

Partnering with diverse global fisheries professionals.

Innovate

Pioneering and developing cutting-edge solutions.

Transform

Leading positive change in fisheries management.

Services tailored to your needs

Our services

At MarFishEco, our commitment to excellence is exemplified by our ability to customize our services to perfectly align with your unique requirements, big or small.

Certification, Traceability & Improvement

Ensure the integrity and sustainability of your fisheries operations to achieve industry standards, maintain transparency, and continuously enhance practices.

Due Diligence & Risk Management

Navigate the complexities of fisheries industry investments and sales, to safeguard your operations, ensure compliance, and mitigate risks effectively.

Trade, Sourcing & Marketing

Understanding market trends, consumer habits and trade dynamics helps to streamline supply chains, source responsibly, and more effectively promote products.

Governance, Policy & Economics

Strengthening fisheries operations requires navigating regulatory landscapes, understanding governance frameworks, and assessing the economic impacts of policies and regulations.

Blue Economies & Finance Mechanisms

Unlock the potential of sustainable blue economies with strategic guidance and innovative finance mechanisms to foster economic growth while preserving marine ecosystems and sustainable fisheries.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Programme Design

Effective program development, implementation, and ongoing assessment are essential for understanding and sustaining your role in the fisheries supply chain and your project implementation plans.

Community Engagement, Capacity Building & Training

Fishery challenges include satisfying diverse stakeholders in complex, global supply chains. Understand the impacts, resources, and tech for sustainability, growth, and stakeholder wellbeing.

Survey Design & Implementation

Crafting effective surveys and executing them with precision is crucial for gathering the valuable insights necessary to inform positive change.

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MarFishEco in Numbers

Agile consulting, academic rigor

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31

Countries visited

89

Collaborating consultants

73

Projects completed

44

Satisfied clients

Fact Check

Key facts about our fisheries expertise

We're a global network of fisheries experts with multidisciplinary skills. We are offering tailored solutions for sustainable futures in over 25 countries.

1. Global reach

MarFishEco comprises a network of senior fishery professionals with hands-on experience in more than 25 countries. Our international footprint ensures that we offer a truly global perspective on fisheries sustainability.

2. Multidisciplinary expertise

We blend expertise from multiple fields, including ecology, economics, social sciences, and policy. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide comprehensive, well-rounded advice to clients across the fisheries sector.

3. Customized solutions

MarFishEco takes pride in tailoring projects to meet the unique goals of our partners. We recognize that no two clients are the same, and our individually tailored solutions guide clients from strategy to implementation.

4. Sustainability focus

Our mission is to accelerate transformations towards ecologically sustainable, economically viable, and socially just fisheries futures. We contribute to building resilience, enhancing wild stock status, improving supply chain efficiency, and bolstering brand reputations for marketing partners.

Clients & Collaborators

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What our clients say

testimonials

  • "We contracted MarFishEco to undertake a study on the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy external dimensions and best practices. The purpose of the study was to take stock of the effectiveness of EU implementation of the rules on ensuring legal, sustainable and equitable fisheries in its fishing activity outside EU waters and thus its contribution to the achievement of relevant SDGs. The report contributed to the wider Fish Forward II project. Working with Andrew was an easy and efficient experience. Clear timelines were set out at each stage of the project for a seamless delivery of a high-quality report. I happily recommend working with MarFishEco, a trustworthy and responsive fisheries consultancy that produces rigorous, impactful and communicable outputs."

    Rhona Kent

    Fisheries Policy Officer

  • "MarFishEco worked with FAO and INFOPESCA on a fish landing site diversification project in 2018. During this assignment, Andrew showed his interest and knowledge in marine fisheries issues, including infrastructure needs, by addressing the needs of stakeholders and fishers. I was particularly impressed by their innovative actions regarding information and data collection, and the very logical way of presenting the information at the projects final multi-stakeholder workshop. I hope to work with MarFishEco again in the future when we develop the work further."

    Helga Josupeit

    Senior Fisheries Officer retired, FAO, Rome Italy

  • "We contracted MarFishEco to produce an analysis of the current state of marine tourism activities in Mexico and to develop a fisheries analysis. Hiring them was a great decision, the team organized a meeting with our internal staff, developed a timeline and clear deliverables and then got to work quickly and efficiently. MFE produced excellent, comprehensive economic analyses and went above and beyond with this work. They have subsequently produced 2 peer-review papers which have benefited our outreach and funding streams immensely."

    Mariana Walther Mendoza

    Gulf of California Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Mexico

  • "We had the pleasure to work with MarFishEco as part of the revision of the Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS). MFE did a deep dive into the Resource Management section of Fair Trade USA’s fisheries standard, focusing on identifying ways to improve the requirements around governance, overfishing, and data collection. Additionally, MFE evaluated how to expand the scope of applicability of the CFS to include freshwater fisheries, and additional considerations for enhanced fisheries. Their recommendations and final report were key to finalizing the Draft CFS for public consultation.

    Working with MFE was great. They were efficient, very thorough in their reviews, and went above and beyond what was asked to make sure the deliverables were exactly what we were looking for. I look forward to working with MFE again on future projects!"

    Juliana Herrera

    Seafood Standards Manager, Fair Trade USA

  • Working with the MarFishEco team was a great experience. In collaboration with our in-house team, MFE was tasked with reviewing the current state of best practices in fisheries gear trials and helping to organize a stakeholder workshop to discuss the formation of best practice guidelines. Following the report MFE produced for us, we contracted them a gain to help develop an online tool that can be used to calculate the financial consequences of changing or modifying fishing gears. Both the report and the tool are of an excellent quality and exactly what we were looking for. I look forward to collaborating with the MFE team again in the near future."

    Hazel Curtis

    Chief Economist / Interim Director of Corporate Relations, Seafish Industry Authority, United Kingdom

  • "China Dialogue Trust commissioned MarFishEco to write a report examining the editorial outputs of a two-year project on sustainable seafood. Andrew analysed a large collection of articles, web statistics and workshop events to provide an objective assessment of our reporting efforts and how these explain China’s role in the global ocean. There was clear planning and communication of objectives from the start. The team was fast and extremely communicative, enjoyable to work with and committed himself to delivering against a really tight schedule. They provided direction where necessary and were also totally open to any feedback or changes. Their knowledge of the fishing industry, policy and governance was a big asset and greatly added to the quality of the report."

    Jessica Aldred

    Special Projects Editor, China Dialogue

  • "Working with MarFishEco was an absolute pleasure. The team generated highly-technical comments on potential fisheries impacts from offshore wind development in California in an exceedingly short timeframe. Andrew was inquisitive, pro-active, and incredibly responsive to feedback and follow-up questions. Not only did MarFishEco deliver scientific expertise, they were a delight to work with, advancing the project cheerfully and professionally. I look forward to working with MarFishEco again."

    Sandy Aylesworth

    Oceans advocate, Pacific Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • "I retained Dr. Andrew Johnson and his team at MarFishEco to consult in a lawsuit involving an aquaculture stock die-off due to a power outage in Juneau, Wisconsin, USA in 2019. The Plaintiff fish farm kept few records and no data related to its fledgling operations but claimed several millions of US dollars in damages due dead eggs, fry, and fingerlings it attributed to the power outage. Based on MFE’s extensive experience in aquaculture and their review of published and peer reviewed literature, the MFE team provided data-driven estimates and projections related to expected mortality rates in similarly situated farms which differed significantly from the Plaintiff’s claims. The team also identified the equipment and process weaknesses in the Plaintiff’s operations which adversely affected its expected mortality rates, and ultimately performed an analysis incorporating all those subjects to determine the actual value of the loss at roughly 10% of the amount claimed by the Plaintiff. MarFishEco’s work led directly to the Plaintiff reducing its demand to significantly less than initially requested, and the case resolving without the need for a trial. Andrew and the MFE team was resourceful, available (even in the middle of the night when they were on the other side of the world) and a pleasure to work with throughout our partnership on the case. Andrew and the MFE are uniquely qualified to act as expert consultants in large part because MFE combines academics and business. As such, the team is comfortable explaining all aspects of aquaculture to varied audiences. I have no hesitation recommending MarFishEco to anyone with the need for a true expert in aquaculture."

    Travis J. Rhoades

    Crivello Law Firm

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