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Adjunct Professor Sean Pascoe
Adjunct Professor
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
Discipline *
Applied Economics, Econometrics, Fisheries Sciences
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PhD (University of Portsmouth)


Natural Resource Economics, Fisheries Economics, Environmental Economics, Operations Research, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Sean Pascoe is a marine resource economist with over 25 years of experience in the economic analysis of fisheries. He is currently Senior Principle Research Scientist in the CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research, and Team Leader of the Marine Resource Economics Team. Prior to join CSIRO in 2006, Sean was Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Director of the Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE), University of Portsmouth, UK.

Sean’s research work in the UK focused on bioeconomic modelling and  management of UK and European fisheries, particularly the small scale multi-species, multi-gear inshore fisheries of the English Channel. Since returning to Australia, Sean has worked with several key Australian fisheries. This has included assessment of maximum economic yield in fisheries, spatial management (including modelling fisher location choice), as well as multicriteria decision analysis and elicitation of social, economic and environmental objectives of management. More recently he has worked in the area of the economics of marine biodiversity conservation, including the assessment of offsets, and economic valuation of the impacts of coral bleaching on benefits to divers and the impact of marine parks on recreational fishing benefits .

In 2009, he was the recipient of a CSIRO medal for research excellence, and in 2012 was awarded the Newton Turner Award for exceptional senior scientists. As an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology,  he supervises a number of PhD, Masters and Honours students working in the area of fisheries, aquaculture and marine biodiversity conservation economics.

Key publications can be found at and

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Sean Pascoe.