Professor Michel Kaiser

Role on Committee: Independent

Date appointed: April 2012


Michel Kaiser is Professor of Marine Conservation Ecology at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University. After gaining his PhD in 1991, he joined CEFAS at the Conwy Laboratory where he led a research team studying the effects of human activities (fishing and aquaculture) on the marine environment. He joined the University in 1998 as a lecturer where he has expanded these interests to encompass social and economic consequences of different approaches of managing fishing activities.

Michel was awarded the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) medal in 2004 which is awarded to early career scientists in recognition of the excellence of their research contribution to fish and fisheries research. He was awarded a personal Chair in Marine Conservation Ecology in 2006. Michel was the Vice-President of the 6th World Fisheries Congress in 2012 and was also a member of the Science Advisory Panel for the Marine Conservation Zones project for England. He was also reappointed to the Board of Seafish in April 2012.