Ryan Donnelly


Ryan Donnelly provides services to the commercial fishing industry and other primary producer industry bodies and individual businesses.

Based in the tropical gateway city of Cairns in Far North Queensland on the doorstep of Australia's World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Ryan specialises in fostering collaboration between the commercial fishing industry, resource management agencies and scientists to add value to the implementation and effectiveness of ecosystem-based fishery management.

The collaborative approach hastens continuous improvement in environmental performance and engenders community and market confidence in the industry and its products. It is a means to achieving a social license to operate and for claiming a valid high-end market position.

Ryan holds a B.App.Sci (Hons) in Coastal Management and an M.Sc that focused on social and natural resource management challenges relating to an emerging commercial fishery and trade superimposed upon traditional subsistence fishing and customary tenure in remote island communities.