Recent Projects

Communicating key messages of a new policy approach towards fisheries services

World Bank, September 2016 – ongoing

Working with Steve Cunningham (IDDRA) to promote an approach to improve the fisheries sector contribution to economic growth by considering activities and services along the entire value chain and where there may be comparative advantage to trade in fisheries services.

Scallop management case studies: lessons from management involving secure tenure

Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) , Aug 2015 – May 2016

An institutional analysis is being undertaken for four case studies of king scallop management, elaborating on the benefits of secure tenure and transferable lessons for management within the English Channel.

MSC Reassessment of the Cornish Sardine Fishery

MacAlister Elliot (MEC), May 2015 – Dec 2016

Charlotte is the Principle 2 expert on the assessment team. The fishery is going through reassessment against the MSC principles of sustainable fisheries management.

Economic analysis of the English Channel scallop fishery

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) , Jan-May 2015

This study involves an economic assessment of the fishery leading to a qualitative analysis of costs and benefits of different management options.

Market assessment and regulatory review for UK caught scallops

Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) , June – October 2014

SIFT are working to improve sustainability of scallop fishing in the UK. This study supported this work by providing a supply chain and regulatory analysis of UK-caught scallops.

Review of seafood companies that have signed up to both environmental and social standards

Private client, May – June 2014

The objective of this work was to map the seafood companies that are pro-actively adhering to social standards as well as established environmental standards e.g. MSC.

Development of a monitoring framework for marine elements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy

MRAG Ltd, Sept 2013 – March 2014

In consultation with the EU commission, Charlotte was responsible for identifying indicators and a monitoring framework for marine elements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy.

Understanding the Market and Supply Chain for Fish Caught and Landed in Northern Devon

North Devon FLAG, Nov 2012 – Feb 2013

Northern DevonNorth Devon has a regional fleet but limited value-added captured within the immediate area. The study assessed the main leakages in value-added, and opportunities to retain more value within Northern Devon. A value-chain analysis was undertaken and interviews with stakeholders throughout the chain.

MSC Assessment of the Exmouth Mussel Fishery

McAlister Elliot, Feb – July 2012

Exmouth MusselsCharlotte led Principle 2 of the MSC assessment of the Exmouth Mussel Fishery in Devon, UK. This involved site visits stakeholder consultations and rating the fishery against the MSC principles and criteria.

Fisheries in Transition: 50 Interviews with the Fishing Sector

The Prince's Charities' International Sustainability Unit , September 2001 - February 2012

Charlotte led the collection of 50 interviews with representatives from the fishing sector makingchanges for sustainability. The objective was to find out first hand the economic, environmental and social benefits of making the transition and illustrate the opportunities open to other fisheries worldwide.

Networks and Net Benefits

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) , August - November 2011

Charlotte undertook a series of interviews to tell the story of small-scale developing country fisheries that have engaged with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) programme and used it as a spring board to develop partnerships, improve management and explore new markets and opportunities.

MSC Audit of the Cornish Sardine Fisheries

Mac-Allister Elliot, August 2011

Charlotte provided ecological expertise to undertake the first annual review of the small-scale Cornish Sardine Fishery as part of the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) surveillance audits. 

Fisheries Standards & Certification

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, June 2011

Charlotte worked with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to develop a series of decision trees for companies to select the most appropriate fisheries standards or certification to suit their purposes.

Responsible fish sourcing

Private Client, June 2010 – ongoing

Responsible fish sourcingThis project assesses risks of shipping illegal and unsustainable fish. The first phase is to assess the supply structure and highlight areas of high risk using a selection of fisheries assessment methodologies as benchmarks. The second phase will lead to the development of a responsible fish sourcing policy.

Opportunities within the CFP reform to support good global fisheries governance

DEFRA, March – June 2010

Charlotte led this project to assess current linkages between the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) external dimension and good global fisheries governance. The aim was to identify ways the CFP reform can improve good fisheries governance and help inform the UK’s position on the reform due in 2012. Link to report

Editing for the FAO HIV/AIDS & Fisheries West Africa Programme

Oct 2009 – ongoing

BeninEditing, improving structure and designing graphics for reports in English & French, FAO HIV/AIDS & Fisheries West Africa Programme. The documents have included:

Support to DFID on new approaches to sustainable development certification

DFID, July 2009 – March 2010

Charlotte provided a coordination role to explore new approaches to certification. This role included organising a workshop on Fisheries Performance Indicators and assessing how social indicators could be integrated within a wealth based fisheries management (WBFM) approach.

Fisheries certification and the supply chain

Commonwealth Institute, Jan – March 2009

Supply Chain While working at MRAG, Charlotte Tindall contributed a chapter to a book to be published by the Commonwealth Institute on Sustainable Fisheries Management. This covered supply chain issues for developing countries, new demands from the market for environmental sustainability and legality and capacity of developing countries to reach these standards.