Tom Catchpole

I’m manager of the Applied Fisheries Science and Technology Group at Cefas, and senior science advisor to the UK Government on discard mitigation and the landing obligation. I conduct research in the fields of fishing gear, fisheries data and discard survival and leads and participates in a variety of national and international collaborative projects.

I’m a member of the EU Commission’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee on Fisheries (STECF), an active member of the FAO/ICES fishing gear technology group (FTFB) and co-chair of the ICES Workshop on Methods to Estimate Discard Survival (WKMEDS).