Sheck Sherif is a native of Bong County, Liberia. Supervised by Dr. Wesley Flannery and Prof. Brendan Murtagh, Sheck’s Ph.D. research funded by Conservation International (CI) focuses on critically examining the functioning of fishery and mangrove CPRs in Liberia. Working across a wide range of governance, conservation, development and management issues, he has been pivotal to the reform and revitalization of the fisheries sector of Liberia. Sheck previously worked with the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP), Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF), and Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI), having worked as a Member of GESAMP WG 40. Sheck holds a Master degree in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Marine Environment and Ocean Management from the World Maritime University (WMU) and Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Oceanography and Fisheries from the University of Ghana. Sheck is the Focal Person of the Abidjan Convention (UN Environment) in Liberia – and serves as an Advisor to the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Liberia on marine and coastal issues.
He is presently a co-chair of the Ocean Acidification Africa regional network and helped organize the Blue Oceans Conference in Liberia in 2019. Sheck is also involved with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Environmental Laboratories, based in Monaco. They have recently produced a video to showcase what the international community is doing to address Ocean Acidification (OA), with the main objective of this work to raise awareness of the increasingly important threat to our oceans that OA presents. To watch the video, click here.
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