Lise Fournier-Carnoy

Country: France
Sector: Government
Job title: Scientific Fisheries Observer
Subject of study: Biological Sciences / Marine Environmental Management
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught, Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Falkland Islands Government

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I moved to the Falkland Islands to work on fishing vessels and collect data for the Falkland Islands Government!

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Having gone through most of my degrees during Covid, I was super keen to get some experience in the field, and because Fisheries is my area of interest, I got a job as a Scientific Fisheries Observer! It can be quite a tough job, but it’s teaching me so much on the amount and quality of data required to manage fisheries. I’m so excited to apply everything I’ve learned in this position into managing fisheries!

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of the SeaSwimming Society, and am proud to say I’m continuing to do so in the South Atlantic, where the water is much colder than in Cornwall…

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I had studied fisheries management solely from an ecological perspective until I took the Marine & Coastal Sustainability module, which completely turned around my view on the management of fisheries, and convinced me of the need for interdisciplinarity in conservation and management.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Being in a campus where everyone is interested in conservation, the environment and sustainability was such an encouraging environment to develop views and opinions, and discussing with different people about their research was very inspiring.

What are your plans for the future?

I enjoyed my thesis project so much that I intend on returning to data analysis in some form. I’m very interested in working with communities to consolidate stewardship of conservation and fisheries management measures.


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