Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
PhD Thesis Title: The Principle of Compatibility: its Application within the WCPFC and Management of the World’s Largest Tuna Fishery
Professor Martin Tsamenyi, Professor at ANCORS
Eric has been the International Fisheries, Enforcement, and NEPA Coordinator for the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, based in Honolulu, HI, since 2003. Eric was born on Kauai, and has spent the majority of his life in Hawaii including living on the islands of Maui, Hawaii, and Oahu. Eric is married with two lovely children and resides in Kailua, Oahu. When not spending time with his family and writing his thesis, Eric enjoys surfing, basketball, and golf.
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; International fisheries management and law; tuna fisheries; Law of the Sea.
Gilman, E. and E. Kingma. 2013. Standard for assessing transparency in information on compliance with obligations of regional fisheries management organizations: Validation through assessment of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. Ocean and Coastal Management. 84. Pages 31-39.
Lead author: Amendment 7 to the Pelagics Fishery Ecosystem Plan of the Western Pacific Region. Regarding the Use and Assignment of Catch and Effort Limits of Pelagic Management Unit Species by the U.S. Pacific Island Territories And Specification of Annual Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the U.S. Pacific Island Territories Including an Environmental Assessment And Regulatory Impact Review. December 2013. RIN 0648-BD46. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Honolulu. 276 pgs.
Lead author: Amendment 18 to the Pelagics Fishery Management Plan of the Western Pacific Region. Including a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis Management Modifications for the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Swordfish Fishery that Would Remove Effort Limits, Eliminate the Set Certificate Program, and Implement New Sea Turtle Interaction Caps. March 2009. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Honolulu. 366 pages.