Quentin Hanich

Ph.D., Fisheries Governance

Professor, University of Wollongong

Quentin Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, and consults for international organisations and national governments on fisheries governance and marine conservation in the Pacific islands region. He has extensive project management experience in fisheries governance, marine conservation, and fisheries management and development.


Singh, G. G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Swartz, W., Cheung, W., Guy, J. A., Kenny, T. A., McOwen, C. J., Asch. R., Geffert, J. L., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Sumaila, U. R., Hanich, Q., Ota, Y., 2017, A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals, Marine Policy,, link

Wabnitz, C. C. C, Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Hanich, Q., Ota, Y., 2017, Ecotourism, climate change and reef fish consumption in Palau: Benefits, trade-offs and adaptation strategiesMarine Policylink

Hanich Q.A., Ota Y., 2013, Moving beyond rights-based management: a transparent approach to distributing the conservation burden and benefit in tuna fisheries., Governance, Transboundary Resources, Food Security, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts – Papers, 135-170, DOI 10.1163/15718085-12341268, link

Davis, R.A. & Hanich, Q. (2020). Transparency in fisheries conservation and management measures. Marine Policy, link.

Nereus Principal Investigator Quentin Hanich (University of Wollongong) was recently named Editor-in-Chief for the journal Marine Policy and is joined by Nereus Director of Policy Yoshitaka Ota (University of Washington) and Megan Bailey (Dalhousie University) as Associate Editors.

January 24, 2019 | Law and Governance

Past Event

30 January 2019 - 1 February 2019

The Nereus Program, in collaboration with ANCORS, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner is co-hosting a workshop in Suva, Fiji, 30 Jan – 1 Feb 2019. Yoshi Ota, Quentin Hanich (ANCORS, University of Wollongong) and Harriet Harden-Davies (ANCORS, University of Wollongong) will be attending.

Nereus Senior Research fellow Solène Guggisberg (Utrecht University) co-organized a workshop on Transparency in Fisheries Governance that took place in Utrecht on May 20-21st, 2019. Fellow Matilda Petersson (Stockholm Resilience Centre), and Principal Investigators Quentin Hanich (University of Wollongong), Alex Oude Elferink (Utrecht University) and Erik Molenaar (Utrecht University) were also in attendance.

January 21, 2019 | FisheriesLaw and Governance

Principal Investigator Quentin Hanich co-authored a new paper that looks at how openness and accessible information can be used in negotiating and developing international fisheries conservation and management measures, to help ensure their future sustainability.

January 21, 2019 | FisheriesLaw and Governance