Biography

Simon Bush is a Professor of Environmental Policy at Wageningen University. His research focuses on public and private environmental governance arrangements for fisheries and aquaculture. Simon’s recent publications investigate the role of market-based sustainability arrangements such as certification, fishery improvement projects, and fishery credit systems. He is currently the principle investigator for two projects researching the role of the private sector in the sustainable management of tuna fisheries, and one recently commenced project exploring the potential for area-based management and certification of aquaculture in Southeast Asia.

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Imagine a fish farmer in a developing country, with poor literacy and minimal capital, having to comply with international sustainability standards in order to sell their fish. Then, imagine they have not been involved in setting these standards and in fact, no one came to consult them on what makes their farms sustainable or not. […]

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