Connecting social protection with fisheries management and conservation
Annabelle works on social and economic solutions for effective and equitable management and governance of aquatic resources, with a focus on small-scale artisanal fisheries and the communities they support.
Much of her research has tackled the design, implementation and evaluation of incentive-based management systems in data-poor small-scale fisheries. Currently, she is using this learning to promote better alignment of social protection and labour systems with fisheries management for more sustainable outcomes.
She is also interested in testing solutions to fill the gap in finance required for an inclusive blue economy, including fiscal tools and sustainable business models.
Annabelle has experience working in Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Caribbean and the Western Indian Ocean.
Small-scale and artisanal fisheries; compensation and incentives; social protection; marine protected and conserved areas; payments for ecosystem services; economic valuation; conservation finance.
Promoting economic incentives for sustainable fisheries; linking social protection systems to sustainable fisheries management; assessing how fiscal tools can be used to support sustainable and inclusive fisheries; exploring innovative financing mechanisms for marine protected and conserved areas.