Catherine Whitley is a Consultant at MRAG with four years’ professional experience delivering sustainable fisheries management and stakeholder engagement. After completing a BSc in Marine Biology at Newcastle University, Catherine worked at the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) as the UK Project Coordinator. Here, she specialised in building strong stakeholder relationships and conducting investigative research on the Lyme Bay fishery, as well as managing logistics for all BLUE projects and various BLUE events. Skilled in conducting literature and policy reviews, Catherine is also well experienced in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis (QGIS, R and SPSS) to inform effective management for various inshore fisheries. After completing an MSc in Marine Conservation from the University of Plymouth, Catherine joined MRAG in January 2021 where she will continue to channel her interests in fisheries management on a global scale.