Professor Marine and Environmental Affairs
College of the Environment, University of Washington
Panelist–Feeding the world with aquaculture: Luxury vs. subsistence
Eddie Allison, PhD centers his research on the human connection to natural resources in three primary areas: the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food and nutrition security and coastal livelihoods; governance of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture production and the human rights of fisherfolk; and the vulnerability and adaptation to climate change of people dependent on marine and freshwater resources. He has held positions in the field of fisheries and aquaculture management and development in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and Europe, as researcher or technical and policy advisor for various international organizations. He was on the faculty at the University of East Anglia, and was the director of Policy, Economics, and Social Science at the WorldFish Center in Malaysia prior to coming to the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Eddie earned a PhD in Fisheries Science and a BSc Honours (First Class) in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool.