Ocean Equity Research

Hussain Sinan


Sinan’s research is focused on equitable governance in transboundary species, particularly tuna and tuna-like species in Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs). It includes identifying legal, economic, political and institutional barriers to equitable tuna governance, political powerplay in RFMOs, and solutions for better participation of developing coastal States in the RFMO decision-making process. Sinan has represented the Maldives in the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission prior to his research. Apart from IOTC, he has participated in various international forums such as FAO’s Committee on Fisheries and the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ). Sinan chaired the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC), 2021 performance review panel for the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) and is part of the performance review panel of Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement.