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FTP fellow Tricia Lovell is Acting Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer, Antigua and Barbuda

22 February 2021
FTP fellow Tricia Lovell, Acting Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer, Antigua and Barbuda
FTP fellow Tricia Lovell, Acting Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer, Antigua and Barbuda

Tricia Lovell of Antigua and Barbuda was a Fisheries Training Programme fellow in 2012. While in Iceland, she specialised in Fisheries Policy and Planning, and her final research project was entitles, "Towards a management plan for Antigua and Barbuda's Queen conch fisheries: a co-management approach". Tricia attended the Fisheries Training Programme through our ongoing cooperation with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

Tricia Lovell has now assumed the role of Acting Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer at the Fisheries Division of Antigua and Barbuda. In her work, she researches fisheries and marine ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, environmental education and outreach, CITES and coastal zone management. She also serves as the National focal to the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Network (WIDECAST), and the marine and coastal focal point to the Convention on Biodiversity.

A recent interview with Tricia Lovell has been published on The Commonwealth Blue Charter website, and is visible in the link below:

https://bluecharter.thecommonwealth.org/case-study-tricia-lovell-and-becoming-the-acting-deputy-chief-fisheries-officer-fisheries-division-antigua-and-barbuda/?fbclid=IwAR1KC4_Ot6i5mPdq-xQVRehISex3LrRuScKBs18uvftAUnqaBXQ68p_iYs8

"Recognise that learning never stops. The field of ocean sciences is constantly changing and, to be relevant and current and at the top of your game, you have to constantly seek opportunities to learn. Go into every situation with an open mind; there’s always something new that can be learnt. Particularly when you’re coming from a society where a lot of the leadership is still very male-dominated, you have to make sure you are on top of knowledge and information so that your voice is not drowned by others."

Congratulations, Tricia, on the good work you are doing to advance marine science and promote the role of women in marine biology at home and abroad!