Paul M. Tuda

Scientist, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), guest lecturer, ISATEC (Tropical Fisheries and Catching Methods), Bremen University, Germany

Paul M. Tuda is a postdoctoral scientist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT). As part of his project at the Fishing Data East Africa Project (FIDEA), he is working together with fisheries research institutes in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mozambique to improve fisheries data collection and analysis for artisanal fisheries. He is also a guest lecturer at ISATEC (Tropical Fisheries and Catching Methods), Bremen University, and a Communications Specialist at Heidelberg University. He has also worked in resource and project management in 4 initiatives in Germany and Kenya. He has also held advisory tasks related to fisheries and aquaculture in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). Paul M. Tuda has a PhD and a Master’s of Science degree from Bremen University. His MSc thesis focused on artisanal reef fisheries in Kenya and his PhD thesis was on lile stolifera, or striped Herring, in Colombia. He has received 10 research grants, his current one until 2023 for the Belmont CRA Ocean Sustainability Project (OceanFrontCHANGE), Heidelberg University. He has been published 7 times, has written 3 technical reports and has also been part of 10 conferences and workshops, the latest of which was in Rome for the International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability, FAO. He is also affiliated with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, the British Ecological Society and the WIOMSA Ocean Acidification Working Group.