Team Biographies



Peter Trott


Peter has over 25 years experience in fisheries management, resource sharing, ecosystem principles, aquaculture systems, project management, seafood markets, supply chains, social accountability and traceability.

Prior to co-founding FishListic, Peter had been with WWF-Australia fisheries program. During the eight years at WWF, Peter lead on international and domestic seafood markets, providing technical expert advice concerning imported and domestic seafood products, environmental assessments, supply chains and traceability. Peter led key strategic seafood market partnerships with retailers, brand owners and aquaculture companies. He has been involved in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and with fishery certifications across the globe, including as co-client. He is a certified MSC Chain of Custody auditor, Program Manager, fishery team-member, fishery team-leader, and peer reviewer, certified SA8000 social auditor and ISO19011-2018 accredited. Peter was the Co-Chair of the MSC Stakeholder Advisory Council. He has sat on the MSC Board of Trustees, and several Australian fisheries Management and Research Advisory Committees. He has attended numerous international fisheries forums as a member of Australian Government delegations.

Peter was a fisheries manager with two fisheries agencies for eight years, managing myriad species including sharks, squid, octopus, rock lobster, small pelagics and other scalefish.

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

Peter was also a Director of On-Board Social Accountability (OSA) International, a not-for-profit focused on eliminating modern day slavery and human rights abuses on fishing vessels. This work is now conducted under FishListic PL.

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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). 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; FIP and other 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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