Dan Steadman

Fisheries Technical Specialist
Fauna & Flora International

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project lead



As FFI’s Fisheries & Biodiversity Technical Specialist I am responsible for leading the organisation’s work on reducing the impacts of fishing on the marine environment. In previous roles, I was responsible for strategic planning across FFI’s marine programme (particularly focussing on South-East Asia and Central America) and led on the organisation’s global dissemination of marine conservation learning, including publishing open access papers and peer-reviewed papers. Prior to that, I managed FFI’s marine plastics programme, overseeing the organisation’s role in lobbying, co-ordinating and providing evidence to the UK Government to form the basis of its world-leading microbeads ban. Prior to joining FFI, I worked in local government fisheries management on England’s east coast, assessing the effects of semi-industrial fisheries on Marine Protected Areas and making recommendations around policy reforms in order to ensure the balance of fishing and conservation needs.