The SFP is a small non-government organisation (NGO) which operates in partnership with fisheries in third world countries grappling with entering an age when major international fish buyers all insist markets in the USA and Europe will be closed to seafood products not rated as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Funded by large international fish buying companies and philanthropic donors the SFP is using Dr Prince to consult with them on the potential for data-poor approaches in the Indonesian blue swimmer crab fishery has 80,000 fishers and seven buyers buying 200,000t per annum.
The oldest of Australia’s non-government conservation organizations, ACF has recently established a sustainable seafood rating program and Dr Prince is a member of the programs independent Scientific Review Panel.
AFMA is the fisheries management authority for Australian Commonwealth waters (outside three nautical miles). For over 20 years Dr Prince has variously chaired stock assessment committees, acted as a scientific member on management advisory committees and undertaken direct consultancies and research projects.