Team Biographies

Who is FishListic?

Peter Trott


Peter has over 20 years’ experience in fisheries management, resource sharing, ecosystem principles, seafood markets and supply chains.

Prior to co-founding FishListic, Peter had been with WWF-Australia fisheries program for over eight years, where he led work on international and domestic seafood markets, providing technical expert advice concerning imported and domestic seafood products, supply chains and traceability. Peter was the architect of developing and establishing several key strategic seafood market partnerships between WWF and a major Australian seafood retailer (Coles), brand owners (John West, Birdseye, I&J, Blackmores) and aquaculture companies (Tassal).

Peter has also been involved in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and fishery certifications across the globe for many years, including as a co-client on several high-profile Australian fisheries.

Peter currently sits as a full member on the MSC Stakeholder Council Public Chamber and is the Co-Chair of the stakeholder Council and has a seat on the MSC Board of Trustees, the Australian Tropical Tuna Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Commonwealth Fisheries Research Advisory Board, and the Great Australian Bight Trawl Ministerial Advisory Committee. He has attended numerous international fisheries forums as a member of Australian Government delegations, including at meetings of Regional Fisheries Management Organisation’s for tunas at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission.

Peter has also worked in fisheries management with two Australian state fisheries agencies (Tasmania and Western Australia) managing sharks, squid, octopus, small pelagics, rock lobster, and scalefish.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture and an Honors degree in Aquatic Sciences (aquaculture systems and disease) from Deakin University, Australia.

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Sarah B. Irvine PhD


Sarah has a comprehensive knowledge of fisheries and their management, including relevant legislation and interactions with threatened species/communities.

Sarah gained her fisheries science education in Australia between 1996 and 2004 at Deakin University (Victoria) and the CSIRO marine laboratories (Tasmania's). Sarah's PhD research investigated the biological productivity of deepwater sharks taken as bycatch in a commercial trawl fishery.

Between 2004 and 2007, Sarah worked with the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia where she gained valuable experience with State and Commonwealth legislation relevant to aquaculture, fisheries and the environment.

Since 2008, Sarah has been a fisheries consultant where she has ongoing liaison with eNGO’s, government agencies, research scientists and industry representatives. Her work as a consultant has included the development and regular use of criteria for the sustainability assessment of seafood products; advice on scientific research proposals and management plans, Marine Stewardship Council pre-assessments and other certification documents; report preparation and technical advice on fisheries and sustainability; preparation of Wildlife Trade Operation approval submissions for various commercial fisheries; and the ongoing review of the sustainability of international wild-caught fish products used in aquaculture feeds against the ASC Standard. To date, Sarah has authored eleven publically available publications, including manuscripts and reports on shark and ray life history and their interactions with fisheries.

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