Michel Kaiser is Professor of Fisheries Conservation at the Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University and was the University’s Chief Scientist until 2022. Previously, he was the Science & Standards Director at the Marine Stewardship Council and was Professor of Marine Conservation at Bangor University for 20 years. His research focuses on the sustainable use of marine resources and minimization of impacts on the marine environment. He works at the scientific interface between fisheries and conservation and collaborates with and advises global seafood industries, retailers, eNGOs and Government agencies. He is a trustee of Fishing Into The Future, and Scottish Fisheries Museum.