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Professor Kevern Cochrane


Contact Details

Tel: +27 (0) 46 603 8415




BSc (Hons), M.Phil (Zimbabwe)

PhD (Wits)



Research Interests

Research and professional involvement focus on the application of science in fisheries policy and management at national, regional and global scales, with a particular interest in ecosystem approaches to fisheries management. This includes the incorporation of fisheries into multi-sectoral approaches to governance of the use of marine and inland ecosystems. Promotes multi-discplipinary approaches to fisheries science and management and improved integration of the natural and human sciences in informing fisheries management.


Selected Publications


Cochrane, K.L.and S.M. Garcia (eds). 2009. A Fishery Manager’s Guidebook, 2nd Edition. FAO and Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 518pp.

Ommer, R., Perry, R.I., Cochrane, K.L. and Cury, P. (eds)). 2011. World fisheries: a social-ecological analysis. Fish and Aquatic Resources Series 14. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. 418pp.


Scientific journals and proceedings

Cochrane, K.L., G. Bianchi, W. Fletcher, D. Fluharty, R. Mahon and O.A. Misund. 2014. Regulatory and governance frameworks. In Marine Ecosystem-Based Management, Eds: M.J. Fogarty and J.J. McCarthy. The Sea 16. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. 77-119.

Cochrane, K.L., B. Oliver and W.Sauer. 2014. An assessment of the current status of the chokka squid fishery in South Africa and an evaluation of alternative allocation strategies. Marine Policy 43: 49–163.

Porter, J.R., L. Xie, A.J. Challinor, K. Cochrane, S.M. Howden, M.M. Iqbal, D.B. Lobell, and M.I. Travasso. 2014. Food security and food production systems. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken + 12 other editors]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 485-533.

Ye, Y.,  K. Cochrane, G. Bianchi, R. Willmann, J. Majkowski, M. Tandstad and F. Carocci.  2013. Rebuilding global fisheries: the World Summit Goal, costs and benefits. Fish and Fisheries, 14: 174–185.


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