Eric Gilman,

Hawaii Pacific University

Dr. Eric Gilman is research faculty at Hawaii Pacific University, senior fisheries advisor to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and director of corporate environmental sustainability with Luen Thai Fishing Venture. Eric conducts research on the ecological effects and international governance of pelagic (open-ocean) fisheries and gear technology mitigation of problematic bycatch in pelagic longline tuna fisheries. Publications are available at: He provides advice to retailers and seafood buyers for their development of sustainable seafood sourcing policies. Previous employment included marine science advisor with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme, head of participation of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Pacific representative for the National Audubon Society Oceans Program, special assistant for the environment with the Office of the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, and environmental advisor to the Pohnpei Port Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia. He has a PhD from the University of Tasmania School of Geography and Environmental Studies, Australia; a MSc from Oregon State University department of oceanography, USA; and a BA from Wesleyan University, Connecticut.