Pedro Warner

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Farming & Fishing
Job title: Fisheries Adviser
Subject of study: Marine Environmental Management
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

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

Nov 2021-Jan 2022: Initially worked as a research/data technician for the University of Exeter with Cornwall councils environmental growth team. Jan – March 2022: Worked as a marine Analyst for The Strategy Works March – July 2022: CCAMLR Scientific Fisheries Observer working offshore around the Western Antarctic Peninsula, CCAMLR subarea 48.1. Sept 2022 – Present: Fisheries Adviser for Cefas, 50% of role is fisheries and fish ecology advice and other 50% is in aiding in research and development projects for publication or policy development.

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

I love the mix of applied and academic science the role at Cefas offers. I enjoy using the current literature to advice on the impacts various anthropogenic activities have on marine ecology. Its great for identifying gaps in our current knowledge and then addressing that through research.

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

I love the lectures Callum gave, and how he incorporated in the most recent developments in marine conservation into our lectures on the history of marine exploitation.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The location and professors (Julie Hawkins was especially great at making everyone feel involved and welcomed).

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Location and the MEM course was moved there from York.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

GIS, fisheries management, MPA science, basic coding in R was especially useful.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Really try take your time when choosing your thesis research project. Think about the professor. If you don’t get the course you want, many people did a project with external institutes like PML.

What are your plans for the future?

Possibly PhD by Research if I can get the publications.


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Mara Fischer

University of Exeter. I actually grew up quite far from the sea in Berlin, Germany. But I’ve always been really fascinated by it, especially by all the unknown surrounding it and how much there still is that we just don’t know. But I didn’t really get into marine ecology until the end of my undergraduate degree. I studied Ecological and Environmental Sciences at Edinburgh University and then had the opportunity to go on a year abroad to the University of New South Wales in Sydney in my third year.

Fiona Birch

Brown and May Marine Ltd. I went on to study an MSc in Conservation Science and Policy at the Penryn campus in Cornwall.