Dr. Maren Headley, our Research Graduate-Resource and Research Assessment, returned to work on August 1st, 2017, after four years of study leave. Maren joined the CRFM Secretariat on August 1st, 2006 and has recently completed a Doctorate in Science at the Marist University of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Her doctoral thesis is titled “Spatiotemporal analysis of bio-economic indicators in a small-scale rights-based managed Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery.” This fishery obtained MSC certification in 2012 and is located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Her thesis is also an output of the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) which is coordinated by the St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. CCRN is an international initiative which seeks to understand and support the links between communities, their natural resources, conservation, and livelihoods around the globe.
Dr Headley is looking forward to using her knowledge and skills in the areas of small-scale fisheries, property rights in fisheries management, fisheries bio-economics, and coastal benthic habitat mapping to contribute to the work of the CRFM Secretariat. We congratulate her on her achievement and welcome her back to the CRFM.