Benjamin Hanlan


Ben joins MRAG as a Consultant, having previously worked as a fisheries observer under the ICCAT Regional Observer Programme for Bluefin Tuna (ROP-BFT). Here, Ben monitored the harvest of bluefin tuna from farms in Malta, as well as onboard a Croatian purse-seiner where his role mostly included verifying catch data and collecting biometric information for target and bycatch species. As a member of the Observer Team, Ben will be responsible for the coordination, logistics and recruitment for ongoing observer projects at MRAG. Ben holds a BSc in Biological Sciences (Zoology) from Cardiff University and has prior experience working in the marine sector across Europe, South East Asia and the Bahamas.