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Charlotte Tindall is an international fisheries consultant with over 20 years experience in addressing the economic and social issues associated with fisheries.


Charlotte has an interest in reducing the environmental impacts of fishing, and a range of experience in assessing indicators for ecological health. For example: development of assessment frameworks for the EU Biodiversity Strategy and Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Charlotte has also carried out rapid assessments for WWF against the MSC criteria and MSC Assessments and Surveillance Audits for Exmouth Mussel and Cornish Sardine Fisheries.

Charlotte’s knowledge and understanding of certification systems has included analysis of the impacts of fish labelling on producers in Senegal; a review of barriers in small-scale aquaculture producers reaching standards; and a feasibility study of applying the UK Fairtrade mark to fishery products. More recently, Charlotte has assessed the benefits of the MSC pathway for developing country fisheries and an impact assessment of the US Fair Trade seafood programme 2014-2018.

Charlotte also has an interest in facilitating effective fisheries management through good governance; aligning incentives and robust stakeholder representation. Charlotte’s analysis of fisheries management systems has included: multi-annual plans for small pelagics in the Adriatic; scallop fisheries in the English Channel; and a review of 50 fisheries transitioning to sustainability. She has also assessed opportunities within the CFP to improve global fisheries management.

Geographical experience: UK; EU; Africa: Uganda, Mali, Benin, Senegal and Tanzania; The Indian Ocean: Mauritius & Rodrigues; The Middle East: Jordan; and the Caribbean: St Lucia, Jamaica, & St Kitts & Nevis. Charlotte has worked with ERM and MRAG Ltd but is currently an independent consultant:


Institution:University of London, Imperial College,
Date: 2001
Degree:MSc Environmental Technology
Awarded funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Institution:St Andrews University
Date: 1999
Degree:BSc (Hons) Marine and Environmental Biology (2:1)

Language skills

(Mark 1 to 5 for competence, where 5 is the highest):

Language LevelReadingSpoken Written
EnglishMother Tongue 555
FrenchAdvanced Intermediate444


Specific professional experience

Independent Consultant: September 2009 – to date



May – Dec 2020

Review of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) Code of Conduct for responsible sourcing and labelling of seafood.

The project involves interviews, questionnaires and product sampling to assess adherence and effectiveness of the SSC Code of Conduct for responsible sourcing and labelling of seafood. Strategic support to the project through review of the questionnaire, analysis and final report. Working with Key Traceability.


Dec 2019 – Oct 2020

Analysis and report on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approaches to forced and child labour policies, practices and measures (Marine Stewardship Council)

Developed and analysed a database of responses from MSC Certificate Holders on their approaches to avoiding child and forced labour. The analysis assesses tools that are used to mitigate risks; highlights best-practice and assesses how the approaches vary per country, species or scale. The report also provides recommendations on next steps and future reporting.


March 2018 – Dec 2019

Developing a socially sustainable CFP: Worker’s organisations involvement in fisheries and seafood sectors (EFT/EFFAT)

Charlotte is involved in a team assessing the current impacts and implications of the CFP on workers within the fisheries and seafood sectors. The project involves a series of workshops with workers’ groups to assess how the CFP can be reformed to be more socially sustainable into the future.


Jan – June
Communication strategy and workshop report for Hauling Up Solutions: reducing cetacean fisheries bycatch (Cefas)
Developed a communication strategy for a stakeholder workshop to increase uptake of the event, summary and next steps. Authored in collaboration with Defra, Cefas, ZSL and Mindfully Wired a workshop report outlining the issues of cetacean bycatch within the UK and key recommendations for Defra and Cefas to take forward.
Indian Ocean

Sept 2018 –

Mar 2019
Author of white paper summary on Ocean Sustainability in the Indian Ocean Rim (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Brought together the thematic chapters of the white paper into the concluding chapter drawing out the cross-cutting strategies to transition to a blue economy within the Indian Ocean region; covering key lessons on governance, finance and innovation. Collaborated with Mindfully Wired who undertook the interviews with quotes and reflections woven into the summary. -the-course-for-ocean-sustainability-in-the-Indian-Ocean-Rim_Full-report.pdf
Europe Sept
2017 –
Mar 2018
Assessment of the proposal for a multi–annual plan (under the CFP) for small pelagics in the Adriatic Sea (EDF)

Charlotte evaluated the progress of the proposal, undertook a stakeholder analysis and identified opportunities for EDF to assist in advising on developing and implementing the multi-annual plan.
Europe Sept – Nov
EU Market Scoping Study (Fair Trade Certified Seafood)

Together with the Charmelian team, Charlotte undertook this market scoping project to determine the extent of a market in Europe for Fair Trade (USA) certified seafood. This involved extensive analysis of trade flows and stakeholder consultations (seafood buyers and retailers).
UK Apr– June
Feasibility of an Aquaculture and Fisheries Research and Development Centre at Brixham Laboratory

Charlotte supported Sustainable Leadership Ltd to develop a summary report communicating the key messages from a feasibility project to set up a Blue Research Hub in Brixham UK.


Sept 2016 – May 2017

Communicating key messages of a new policy approach towards fisheries services (World Bank).

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; identifying where there is a comparative advantage in trading services (e.g. harvesting, processing, port services).


Aug 2015 – May 2016

Scallop management case studies: lessons from management involving secure tenure, Environmental Defence Fund (EDF)

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


May 2015 – Dec 2016

MSC Reassessment of the Cornish Sardine Fishery, MacAlister Elliot (MEC)

Charlotte was the Principle 2 (Ecological integrity) expert on the assessment team as the fishery wentthrough reassessment against the MSC principles of sustainable fisheries management.


Jan – May 2015

Baseline economic assessment of the English Channel scallop fishery, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

This study involved an economic assessment of the fishery and analysis against economic principles (EDF’s SEASALT criteria) and environmental criteria using the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) principles. The study led to a qualitative analysis of costs and benefits of different management options.


June – Oct 2014

Market assessment and regulatory review for UK caught scallops, Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT)

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


May – June 2014

Review of seafood companies that have signed up to both environmental and social standards, (Private Client)

There are increasing concerns of addressing social issues within fisheries, in particular the issue of forced labour. 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.


Sept 2013 – March 2014

Development of a monitoring framework for marine elements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, (MRAG Ltd)

In consultation with the EU commission, Charlotte was responsible for identifying indicators and a monitoring framework for marine elements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy which is having its mid-term review in 2015 and targets to achieve by 2020.


July 2013, 2014 & 2015

MSC audit of the Exmouth Mussel Fishery, (MacAlister Elliott)

Charlotte was responsible for Principle 2 (ecological interactions) for the annual MSC surveillance audit of this fishery.


June 2013 & June 2014

MSC audit of the Cornish Sardine Fishery, MacAlister Elliott

Charlotte was responsible for Principle 2 (ecological interactions) for the annual MSC surveillance audit of this fishery.


Nov 2012 – Feb 2013

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

North 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.


March – Nov 2012

Designing assessment formats for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, MRAG Ltd.

Charlotte was part of a team developing formats for summary assessments of the EU’s progress in implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. She is focusing on reporting on the economic and social analysis of activities within the EU’s marine waters.


Feb – July 2012

MSC Assessment of the Exmouth Mussel Fishery, MacAlister Elliot

Charlotte 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.


Sept 2011 – Feb 2012

Case studies: Transitioning to Sustainability, The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit

Charlotte led the collection of 50 interviews with representatives from the fishing sector making changes 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.



MSC Audits for the Cornwall Sardine Fisheries, MacAlister Elliott

Charlotte provided ecological expertise to undertake the first annual review of the small-scale Cornwall Sardine Fishery as part of the MSC surveillance audits.


August – Nov 2011

Networks and Net Benefits: MSC & Developing Countries

While only a few small-scale developing country fisheries have achieved MSC certification, many more have engaged with the programme and used it as a spring board to develop partnerships, improve management and explore new markets and opportunities. This work will undertake a series of interviews and present them within case studies to allow the story to be told through the voices of stakeholders working on the ground.


April  – Nov 2011

Marine data reporting for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, MRAG Ltd for DG Environment

The overall aim of the project is to assist the Commission with the development of Reporting Sheets for the reporting system of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Charlotte is assisting to develop reporting sheets for a range of marine pressures and impacts. There will also be consideration of reporting sheets for socio-economic issues.


Feb – April 2011

Assessment of best practice in Maritime Spatial Planning within the EU, MRAG Ltd for SEANERGY 2020

Comparison of progress across EU member states in Maritime Spatial Planning, particular in relation to the development of offshore renewables. Recommendations on improvements to MSP in relation to 1) policy and legal framework; 2) data and information management; 3) permitting and licensing; 4) consultation 5) sector conflict management; 6) cross-border cooperation; 7) implementation of MSP.


Sept – Oct 2010

Rapid Fisheries Assessments, MRAG Americas for WWF

Charlotte undertook rapid assessments for selected fisheries and screened them against the three principles of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.


June  – Dec 2010

Assessing sustainability and IUU risks within fish sourcing, Private Client

The first phase of this work assessed the current supply structure and highlighted areas of sustainability and IUU risk using a selection of fisheries assessment methodologies as benchmarks. The next phase will be to develop a responsible fish sourcing policy and related communications plan.


Mar – June 2010

Opportunities within the CFP reform to support good global fisheries governance, DEFRA

Charlotte led this work with the overall objectives of this work were to identify linkages between the CFP external dimension and good global fisheries governance and determine what aspects could be tackled within the CFP reform. The study will help inform the UK’s position for the 2012 CFP reform.

Benin, Cameroon

Oct 2009 – to date   

Editing and designing graphics for reports in English & French, FAO HIV/AIDS & Fisheries West Africa Programme

Charlotte was responsible for editing and designing graphics for a range of documents for the FAO HIV/AIDS and Fisheries West Africa Programme. The documents included:

Support to income generating activities within vulnerable households : experience within four fishing communities in Benin

Cartographical study of the impacts of migration and mobility on the susceptibility and vulnerability of fishing communities to HIV/AIDS along the Lagos-Abidjan transport corridor.

Knowledge, Attitude & Practice (KAP) Study and Assessment of the dynamics of HIV/AIDS in marine small-scale fishing communities in Cameroon.

MRAG Ltd, Oct 2003–Sept 2009



Brief description of Project and Position


July 2009 – March 2010

Coordination of a UK working group on new approaches to sustainable development certification, DFID

Charlotte provided a coordination role to facilitate discussions on a sustainable development approach to certification. This role includes networking with organisations working in this area, integrating the views of industry and developing further topics for research. As part of this Charlotte organised a workshop on Fisheries Economic Performance Indicators.


July 2009

Review of Fisheries Sustainability Information, Fish Sustainability Information Group – MRAG Ltd for Seafish

The aim of the project was to critically review the various organisations that analyse, assess and supply data, provide guidance, dissemination and otherwise communicate on the sustainability of fisheries to retailers, foodservice sectors and consumers. Charlotte reviewed and interviewed Naturland and GlobalGAP which were two of the selected schemes under review.


Jan – March 2009

Fisheries certification and the supply chain, Commonwealth Institute

Charlotte contributed a chapter to a book to be published by the Commonwealth Institute on Sustainable Fisheries Management. The chapter covers supply chain issues for developing countries, giving an overview of international fish trade from developing countries, new demands from the market for environmentally sustainable and legal products, and the ability for developing countries to reach these standards.


Jan – Oct 2008

Feasibility study of the application of the Fairtrade mark to fisheries products, Fairtrade Foundation

The overall objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO) engaging with fisheries products. This involved assessing the potential market for Fairtrade, suitable products, geographical scope and implications for their brand. Part of the study also looked at options to team up with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Charlotte led this research and presented the results of the briefing paper to Fairtrade and MSC.


May 2008 – January 2009

Economic costs of risk reduction and adaptation policies in present and future plans for coastal areas, European Commission/DG Mare

The objective of this project was to review the vulnerability of coastal areas and the predicted impacts of climate change. This was in order to determine current and future economic costs of risk reduction and adaptation plans. Charlotte coordinated a UK case study for this project which involved stakeholder consultation and data consolidation.


November 2007 – July 2008

Review of legal constraints to Marine Spatial Planning, European Commission/DG Mare

This project supported DG Mare to determine legal barriers in achieving effective Marine Spatial Planning in EU member states. This involved a review of international and European legislation, as well as a review of progress in Marine Spatial Planning in case study countries (UK, Poland, Greece and France). Charlotte assisted with the UK case study and design of indicators to measure progress.


January 2008 – Sept 2010

Biodiversity Knowledgebase, European Commission/DG Environment

This project supported DG Environment in developing a biodiversity database for monitoring the progress against the objectives in the Action Plan ‘Halting biodiversity loss by 2010’. Charlotte was responsible for identifying biodiversity indicators, and compiling biodiversity data on the marine related objectives within the BAP.


Nov 07 – March 08

Development of an impact assessment framework for assessing impacts of EU discard policy, European Commission/DG Mare

This project developed an impact assessment framework for use by the European Commission when assessing different options for reducing discards within EU fishing activities. Charlotte developed the tools and approaches for assessing the social impacts and assisted in the coordination of a framework to address social, economic and environmental impacts.


July 08 – July 2010

Integrated Floodplain Management in Bangladesh, DFID

This project built on previous DFID projects and to promote uptake of Integrated Floodplain Management (IFM) approaches by key stakeholders across Bangladesh. Charlotte developed a communications plan for the project to promote update, stakeholder engagement and long-term use of IFM.


May – August 08

Review of private sector ethical fish procurement policies, Private Client

This work involved reviewing ethical procurement policies of leading retailers in UK, Germany and the US for fish, and looked particularly at the environmental and social considerations.


Jan – July 08

Best-practice use of voluntary market standards in developing country fisheries, DFID/GTZ

Charlotte led this work to identify opportunities for integrating social and economic issues into fish procurement policies and voluntary market standards. This involved wide stakeholder consultation, review of current standards and issues as well holding a discussion forum to explore the options.

Asia, Latin America, Africa

(UK-based research)

Nov 07 – Jan 08

Review of constraints for small-scale producers in developing countries to reach voluntary and mandatory aquaculture standards, FAO

Charlotte completed an impact assessment of the introduction of voluntary aquaculture schemes on small-scale producers. Case studies were selected in Asia, Latin America and Africa.   


Jan 08 – Dec 09

Value chain impacts of eco- and ethical fish labelling on small-scale producers in Senegal, ODI/IDRC

Charlotte is assisting this project to identify the potential social and economic implications of introducing certification within the octopus fishery of Senegal. This will include undertaking a value chain analysis and assessing where potential ‘upgrading’ of the chain is possible to improve benefits for small-scale producers.   


November 2007 – March 2008

Scoping the potential benefits of undertaking an MA for England, DEFRA

This study identified and examined the potential benefits of undertaking a ‘Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’ (MA) for England, including considering the policy needs, evidence needs, and potential implementation mechanisms. Charlotte contributed to the analysis of implications of an MA for research and reporting on the marine and coastal environment.


Aug – Sept 2007

Guidelines for mainstreaming gender into fisheries policy, FAO

Charlotte provided input into the guidelines based on a gender analysis and mainstreaming study in Mali. She also developed graphics and communication tools for the guidelines.


Jan 2007 – June 2007

Building consensus on definitions of ecological structure and function for use in marine monitoring, JNCC

Charlotte led this project and developed a discussion document and a workshop to reach consensus on practical definitions for marine ecosystem structure and function amongst UK stakeholders.


2006 – Ongoing

Editing and media-related work for the European Environment Agency, EEA

Charlotte was one of the key editors for a range of reports including the 4th State of the European Environment Report; EEA report on ‘Environmental impacts of European consumption and production patterns; European Forests and ecosystem sustainable use; and Marine Ecosystems ‘Ten Messages for 2010’. Text was edited for grammar, language, semantics and consistency with the institutional style guide; structural changes proposed; and key messages improved to make them relevant and convincing for policy makers.


March 2007

Facilitating a coordinated consultation response to the European Community Strategy against IUU fishing, DFID/GTZ

MRAG facilitated a stakeholder meeting to provide a coordinated response to the EC IUU strategy. Charlotte supported the meeting and development of a document to provide the EC with structured feedback.

Global (focusing on Africa)

Aug 2006 – March 2007

Comparison of EU Fisheries Agreements and Fisheries Partnership Agreements, DFID/DEFRA

The objective of this study was to examine the social, economic and environmental impacts of EU bilateral fisheries access agreements with ACP states executed under the Common Fisheries Policy, and to evaluate the changes and improvements of the introduction of Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs). A framework for evaluating the achievement of FPAs against their objectives outlined in the 2004 Council Conclusions was developed and an impact analysis carried out. Charlotte was an author of the report and conducted specific research into the Mauritania and Senegal case studies.


April – June 2006

Research into Use, DFID

Consultations with stakeholders & completion of a questionnaire on the uptake and poverty impact of DFID-funded research into the impacts of climate change on fisheries in developing countries.


Jan –March 2006

Review of Gender Relations within small-scale fisheries on Lake Sélingué, Mali, FAO/DFID

Charlotte led research into the gender relations on Lake Sélingué as part of the DFID-FAO Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme (SFLP) fisheries co-management project. Research obtained a clearer picture of the gender relations and community theatre was used to identify priorities for changes with the community members. Charlotte led the research and action plan development and worked with the regional office of the SFLP programme and key fisheries stakeholder to develop a strategic response within the fisheries sector.


November 2005

Lessons learned through the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme, FAO

Charlotte attended the SFLP regional conference and authored a synthesis of lessons learned, working from and editing reports produced by each participating country. The report was made available on the SFLP website in French and English.



Phase II: Uganda  Development of an Implementation plan to achieve the HIV/AIDS and Fisheries Strategy – Uganda, DFID

Charlotte worked as a communications specialist for this project supporting the Department of Fisheries, Uganda to develop an implementation plan to achieve the HIV/AIDS and Fisheries Strategy.  Charlotte developed an advocacy plan to guide lobbying efforts and achieve stakeholder buy-in, support and financial resources from sector ministries and social development organisations. She also coordinated the project and provided support to the costing of the Strategy and development of the implementation plan.

Jamaica, St Kitts (and wider Caribbean)


Development and Training for a Tool Kit to guide development of National Plans of Action for agro-chemical management in the Caribbean, DFID

Charlotte co-authored a tool kit for promoting the Caribbean Strategy for improved agro-chemical management, this work provided countries with guidance to implement the strategy at the national level. She delivered a one-week training course in Jamaica for representatives from 15 Caribbean countries.

Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya

2005 – 2009

Implementation of a Fisheries Management Plan for Lake Victoria, European Union

Charlotte supported project management for this project assisting the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) to implement the Lake Victoria fisheries management plan. The project addressed research and monitoring, community development, institutional strengthening, policy and legal harmonisation and communication. Charlotte was responsible for technical back-stopping and organised workshops and conferences for the project, edited scientific reports and developed presentations and summary documents for different audiences.


(UK based research)


Synthesis of lessons for co-management: review of Fisheries Management Science Programme projects, DFID

Charlotte acted as a communications specialist for this project reviewing the lessons for co-management from a selection of projects under the DFID Fisheries Management Science Programme. She assisted development of the communications plan and a summary publication highlighting lessons-learned.


(UK based research)


Evaluation and uptake promotion of data collection guidelines for co-managed fisheries, DFID

Charlotte acted as a communications specialist for this project which field tested a set of draft guidelines for data collection required for co-managed fisheries. Charlotte developed a communications plan, flyers and web-pages. She also developed a synthesis document targeted at policy makers.


(UK based research)


The impact of climate change on fisheries dependent livelihoods, DFID

Charlotte acted as a communications specialist for this project which investigated the major issues relating to the impact of climate change on fisheries dependent livelihoods. This involved organising two international conferences, one held at DFID and one organised in conjunction with Wetlands International. She authored a press-release and web-site highlights for the DFID web-page.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

2004 – 2005

Participatory Fisheries Stock Assessment (ParFish), DFID 

Charlotte acted as a communications specialist for this project which developed a methodology for undertaking Participatory Fisheries Stock Assessments suitable for small-scale fisheries.  Charlotte developed the communications strategy and worked on methods to translate complex concepts into simple messages. She also contributed to the tool kit prepared to assist developing country institutions in using the methodology.


2004 – 2005

The impacts of HIV/AIDS on fishing communities, DFID

Charlotte undertook a literature review for this project researching factors that make fishing communities both sensitive and vulnerable to the impacts of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The project facilitated the development of a Fisheries sub-sector HIV/AIDS Strategy. Charlotte also organised a workshop to review the outputs of the study and suggest potential means to mitigate and prevent impacts.


1999 – 2004

Integrated Lake Management, DFID

Charlotte supported project management and undertook a specific monitoring and evaluation study. The project improved institutional arrangements for management of lake resources and created community groups responsible for localised management, and their representation within lake-wide institutions. She also developed a dissemination strategy for some of the key outputs and lessons learned and assisted with the writing and editing of a CD Rom, Web-site and summary report.

St Lucia, Jamaica (and wider Caribbean)

2004 – 2005

Uptake promotion of a strategy to ameliorate Agro-Chemical Pollution in the Caribbean, DFID

Charlotte acted as a communications specialist for this project following on from a three-year research project into the problems and management of agro-chemical pollution in the Caribbean.

Saudi Arabia

(UK based research)

2003 – 2004

Feasibility study for a commercial lobster fishery in Saudi Arabian waters, Private Client

Charlotte undertook economic research for an initial economic feasibility study for a lobster fishery in Saudi Arabia.

ERM Ltd: Sept 2001 – Oct 2003



Brief description of Project and Position


(UK based research)


Coherence of policy and financing within the Water Sector, Tear Fund

This project undertook a review of internal and external coherence of water policies within major donors. Charlotte undertook an in-depth literature review and questionnaire with key donors on the extent to which donor policies are being implemented (internal coherence), and the extent to which these match with international agreed goals e.g. MDGs.



Scottish airports access Study – Environmental impact appraisal, Scottish Executive

Charlotte assisted in providing the environmental baseline reports for this appraisal and consulted target groups in a wide range of sectors including environment, cultural heritage, urban development and water resources management.


(UK based research)


Biodiversity Action Plan for BP’s activities along the Angolan Coast, BP

Charlotte participating in the drafting of a BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) for BP to promote the protection and management of biodiversity along the Angolan coast and offshore waters.


(UK based research)


Natural resource valuation: Forest Inventory and Monitoring Project (FIMP), European Union

Charlotte supported this assessment of the forest goods and services, within a national park in the Sumba province.  A natural resource valuation model was created in order to test the outcomes of a range of different land-use scenarios, and to assess outcomes prior to any decision to alter the use/designation of forest land.


(UK based research)


Social Assessment for the Nura River environmental management and rehabilitation project, World Bank and EC Tacis

Charlotte used data generated by local consultants to undertake an economic and qualitative analysis of household surveys assessing attitudes to the river and to paying for improved water services.


(UK based research)


Provision of services on the assessment of exploration activities in the Narta Lagoon, UNDP Albania

Charlotte was responsible for providing an overview of susceptible aquatic species in the region for an assessment of environmental impacts associated with the proposed drilling/exploration activities in the Vlora/Narta Lagoon area.



Assessment of marine and terrestrial environmental damage for claims to the UNCC, Government of Jordan/ UNCC

Charlotte undertook an economic valuation of damages in Jordan to marine and terrestrial resources resulting from the first gulf war. This involved selecting key environmental indicators and using the Habitats Equivalency Analysis (HEA) methodology to calculate the cost of lost services and restoration.

Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal,

(UK based research)


Emerging lessons in pro-poor provision of water services, World Bank

Charlotte assisted with a review of water services in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire to understand the incentives and barriers to pro-poor provision of water services by private companies and the provision to secondary towns and rural areas.


(UK based research)


Cost recovery for water and sanitation projects, DFID

Charlotte supported this project in reviewing and interpreting cost recovery mechanisms across a wide range of water supply and sanitation projects (WSSPs). The project made a number of recommendations for best practices in achieving financial sustainability and maximizing private sector involvement.

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

(UK based research)

2001 – 2002

Development of an EIA and SEA system for the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin, Mekong River Commission

Charlotte was responsible for reviewing country and donor EIA guidelines and producing EIA sector guidelines for navigation developments for the Mekong River Commission (MRC).


(UK based research)

2001 – 2003

Predicting the impact global climate change on the sustainable achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, DFID

Charlotte was a key author and sub-editor for a number of key sheets published by DFID. This project considered the impacts of climate change on the sustainable achievement of the millennium development goals and explored the impacts from an understanding of poverty.

Rodrigues, Mauritius


Socio-Economic analysis of proposed Marine reserves, RGS

Charlotte undertook a socio-economic analysis of proposed marine reserves off Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.  This involved collection of baseline information through household surveys and focus groups with coastal communities concerning the use of resources. The economic costs and benefits were measured through contingent valuation questionnaires and assessed the economic contribution of the artisanal fisheries and tourism in the areas of interest.

Rodrigues, Mauritius

2000 – 2001.

Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Seychelles, Marine research, training and education programme in the Indian Ocean. The Royal Geographical Society, RGS

Charlotte worked as the communications and educations officer for this programme supporting sustainable management of the coast, lagoon and ocean surrounding Rodrigues Island.  This involved regular training and awareness-raising groups with fishing communities, government staff, school and youth groupsCharlotte took part in regular coastal, lagoon and coral reef monitoring surveys, which contributed to ongoing monitoring of coral reef health, a habitat map for Rodrigues and COREMAP data.



Coral reef monitoring, Coral Cay Conservation

Trained in coral reef monitoring (covering corals, algae and fish) and carried out two survey dives a day for one month as part of an ongoing conservation programme.



Environmental education & sustainable energy consumption, SPW

Charlotte contributed to the environmental education programme held within schools in villages throughout Nepal and provided training on fabricating efficient household stoves capable of using less firewood.

Positions held and employers

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

September 2009 – to date


Devon, UK

Company / Organisation

Charlotte Tindall


Independent Consultant

Job Description

Consultancy on sustainable fisheries and development working with public and private sector clients

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

October 2003 –  September 2009


London, UK

Company / Organisation

Marine Resources Assessment Group


Aquatic Environment Consultant

Job Description

Fisheries consultancy covering marine and lake research and management, communications, co-management and socio-economics.

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

September 2001 – October 2003


London, UK

Company / Organisation

Environmental Resources Management Ltd


Researcher & Consultant

Job Description

Consultancy and research work within the area of natural resources management (coastal, water resources and forestry), poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

September 1999 – September 2000


Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Company / Organisation

Royal Geographical Society


Communications, Education and Outreach officer

Job Description

Outreach officer for marine and coastal research programme. Coordinated education and awareness programme, and outreach activities with fishing communities. Regular training groups with government personnel, schools and youth groups.

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

June 1999 – September 1999


London, UK

Company / Organisation

Royal Geographical Society



Job Description

Project planning for the Shoals of Capricorn Programme, in Mauritius and the Seychelles

Selected publications and co-authorship (NB Tindall née Howard)

Published papers/documents

Tindall, C., Hetherington, S., Bell, C., Deaville, R., Barker, J., Borrow, K., Oakley, M., Bendall, V., Engelhard, G. (Eds) (2019) Hauling Up Solutions: Reducing Cetacean Bycatch in UK Fisheries. Final Workshop Report. 31 pp.

Tindall, C (2012) Fisheries in Transition: 50 Interviews from the Fishing Sector, Report for The Prince’s Charities’ Sustainability Unit

Tindall, C A (2011) Reform of the CFP external dimension: a focus on regional fisheries governance. El Anzuelo Vol. 23 ISSN 1464-6749

Tindall, C A (2009) Fisheries Supply Chain Issues for Developing Countries within Bourne, R and Collins, M (eds) From Hook to Plate: The State of Marine Fisheries. A Commonwealth Perspective. London: Commonwealth Foundation. Xii 244pp.

Tindall, C.A & Holvoet, K (2008). From the lake to the plate: Assessing gender vulnerabilities throughout the fisheries chain. Development, Volume 51, Issue 2, 205-211.

Tindall, C., Holvoet, K., Kebe, M., Ngiaye, P (2008) Evaluating the opportunities, constraints and implications of eco- and ethical fish labelling on the octopus value chain in Senegal. Paper submitted to the IIFET 2008 Conference, Nha Trang, Vietnam, July 22-25, 2008.


Howard, C.A & Nyaya, F.C (2006) Climate Change and African Fisheries Tiempo Newsletter #59 p13-15. IIED, London

Howard, C. (2005) New guidelines available on data collection and information sharing for co-management. STREAM Journal Volume 4 Number 4 October-December 2005

Technical reports

Tindall, C (2018) Assessment of the proposal for a multi–annual plan (under the CFP) for small pelagics in the Adriatic Sea (EDF)

Tindall, C (2015) Economic Study of the English Channel Scallop Resources, for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Tindall, C (2014) Scoping Study: Review of UK Scallop Fisheries management and markets, for the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT).

Tindall, C (2010) Baseline study on the Common Fisheries Policy external dimension and global fisheries governance. Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Tindall, C., Walmsley, S., Pollard, I. & Agnew, D (2008) Ethical sourcing of wild-caught fish from developing countries: Opportunities and Constraints. Discussion Paper for DFID workshop, 29th May 2008.

MRAG & UNEP-WCMC (2007) How can we use concepts of structure and function to integrate the ecosystem approach into marine monitoring? Conservation Challenge, No. 2 Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough ISSN 1751-5289 (online); ISBN 978 1 86107 595 6

Walmsley, S.F., Barnes, C.T., Payne, A.I. & Howard, C.A. (2007) Comparative study of the impact of Fisheries Partnership Agreements. Report prepared for the UK Department for International Development and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. MRAG Ltd.

Pollard, I., Tindall, C., Walmsley, S., Mees, C (2008) Implications of international standards and certification schemes for aquaculture on small-scale aquaculture producers. Report prepared for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). MRAG Ltd.

Walmsley, S.F., Medley, P.A.H. & Howard, C.A. (2005) Fisheries Management Decisions with Limited Resources and Data, ParFish Synthesis Document. Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK.

Department of Fisheries, Uganda (2005) Summary Strategy for the reduction of HIV/AIDS in fishing communities in Uganda

SFLP (2005) Synthesis of lessons learned from the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme DFID/FAO, Rome.

Howard, C.A; Halls, A; Walmsley, S (2005) Data collection: designing and implementing systems for co managed fisheries. A Policy brief on designing sustainable data collection systems. DFID’s Fisheries Management Science Programme (FMSP), MRAG Ltd. London

Howard, C.A. & Arthur, R.I. (2005) Lessons for co-management: experiences from the FMSP programme. Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK. 12pp

Walmsley, S., Medley, P., & Howard, C (2005) Participatory Fisheries Stock Assessment (ParFish) Tool Kit, MRAG Ltd, London, UK

DFID (2004) Climate Change and Poverty: Making development resilient to climate change, DFID

ILM (2004) Lakes and Livelihoods: Integrated co-management in Uganda, MRAG Ltd. London, UK

Howard, C.A (2001) Socio-Economic Analysis of potential Marine Reserves in Rodrigues (Mauritius) Shoals of Capricorn Programme, Royal Geographical Society

Potts, R; MacGillivray, A; Evans, A; Simms, A; Howard, C; Doane, D; Mounsey, H and Lawrence, M (2001). Where We Stand? A Reference Compendium on the State of the Planet and its People.  University of Cambridge: Programme for Industry

Tindall, C (2015) Economic Study of the English Channel Scallop Resources for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Tindall, C (2014) Scoping Study: Review of UK Scallop Fisheries management and markets, for the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT).

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