Position: Marine Economist and Capacity Development Coordinator
Phone number: +61 2 4221 8117
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 111
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
Alistair McIlgorm is a full time Professor at ANCORS specialising in marine and fisheries economics and management and capacity development.
His 25 year career in fisheries and Australian marine sector has been as a Lecturer, Senior lecturer and Associate Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC 1987-1997), 8 years as principal consultant and managing Director of Dominion Consulting Pty Ltd (1997 to 2004). He was formerly Professor and Director of the National Marine Science Centre (2005-2010), Coffs Harbour, NSW, University of New England and Southern Cross University).
Over 20 years he has pioneered short course training for over 800 fishery administrators, managers and stakeholders in co-management regimes in all states of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and the Indian Ocean rim. Through Dominion Consulting he completed over 50 fisheries management projects with marine resource agencies at State and Commonwealth levels. He has numerous journal and peer reviewed research reports on a wide range of current international multi-disciplinary marine issues including several project with APEC, Asian and Pacific regional organisations.
Zaki MUBAROK Busro: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing as Transnational Organized Crime: Perspectives of Legal, Policy and Institution of Indonesia
Karen RAUBENHEIMER : Towards an Improved Framework to Prevent Marine Plastic Debris
Potential topics for HDR & honours supervision:
Fisheries economics, blue economy, recreational fishing economics, fisheries management.
Recent awards and fellowships:
Global challenges support for visit to NUI Galway and U. Ulster, N.Ireland
Competitive research funding:
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) 2001/527, National Recreational Fishing Education project (2012-14)
Member of the International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade (IIFET)
Grafton, R.Q and A. McIlgorm (2009) Ex-ante evaluation of the costs and benefits of individual transferable quotas: A case-study of seven Australian commonwealth fisheries, Marine Policy, Elsevier, Volume 33, Issue 4, July 2009, Pages 714-719
McIlgorm, A. (2009). What can measuring the marine economies of Southeast Asia tell us in times of economic change? In A. Ross Ed. “The Marine Economy in Times of Change”. PEMSEA, Tropical Coasts Vol.16 No.1 p40-48 ISSN0117-9756 July 2009.
Kildow JT, McIlgorm A. (2010) The importance of estimating the contribution of the oceans to national economies. Marine Policy, Elsevier, 34 (2010) 367–374 (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2009.08.006)
McIlgorm, A. (2010). Economic impacts of climate change on sustainable tuna and billfish management; insights from the Western Pacific. Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) Special edition of Progress in Oceanography, Volume 86, Issues 1-2, July-August, Pages 187-191.
McIlgorm. A, S. Hanna, G. Knapp, P. Le Floc'H , F. Millerd and M. Pan (2010). How will climate change alter fishery governance -Insights from seven international case studies. Marine Policy 34 (2010), pp. 170-177 (DOI : 10.1016/j.marpol.2009.06.004).
Tsamenyi, M.T ., A. McIlgorm (2010). “Opportunities and Constraints in Enhancing Intra-African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) trade”. A report to the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, England.
McIlgorm, A, Campbell, H F. and Rule, M J. (2011) The economic cost and control of marine debris damage in the Asia-Pacific region. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54 9: 643-651.
Song W.S., G.S. He and A. McIlgorm (2013) From behind the Great Wall: The development of statistics on the marine economy in China, Marine Policy, Volume 39, May 2013, Pages 120-127.
McIlgorm, A, ‘Whose job is it to clear up all the rubbish floating in the oceans?’, The Conservation (7 April 2014). Available online
McIlgorm, A., M.A. Voyer, C. Magee, J. Pepperell, E. O’Toole and O. Li (2016) Improving our understanding of the motivations and attitudes towards fisheries management of recreational fishers in NSW. Report to New South Wales Department of Primary Industry Recreational Fishing Trusts. Link to PDF.