Anthony (Tony) Charles is a professor at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with a joint appointment in Management Science and Environmental Studies. Dr. Charles is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and specializes in interdisciplinary analysis of fisheries, aquaculture and coastal issues.
Particular areas of emphasis include integrated ocean and coastal management, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, marine protected areas, community-based management, indicator frameworks, and the development of management measures for sustainability and resilience. Dr. Charles is currently Principal Investigator in the Coastal CURA project exploring community involvement in coastal management across the Canadian Maritimes.
He is the author of a wide range of publications, including Sustainable Fishery Systems (Blackwell Science), Canadian Marine Fisheries in a Changing and Uncertain World (NRC Press), Nova Scotia GPI Fisheries and Marine Environment Accounts (GPI Atlantic), Integrated Fish Farming (CRC Lewis) and the Community Fisheries Management Handbook (c/o Coastal CURA). Dr. Charles is President of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), a past President of the Resource Modeling Association, the founding Director, past Chairperson, and current Board Member of Canada’s Ocean Management Research Network, and a member of the editorial board of the American Fisheries Society journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries.
Dr. Charles serves as an advisor to fisheries organizations in Atlantic Canada, and internationally he works on fishery, aquaculture and coastal management projects in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as on FAO and OECD research studies.