Glenn SANT

Glenn Sant

Position: Fisheries Trade Programme Leader at TRAFFIC and ANCORS Senior Research Fellow
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia


Glenn Sant is the Fisheries Trade Programme Leader at TRAFFIC (environmental non-government organisation) and a Senior Research Fellow at ANCORS. He is a Zoologist and has worked for TRAFFIC for 22 years specialising in research and management of trade in marine species. He has published extensively in the area, particularly in regard to sharks, RFMOs and trade related measures, CITES and most recently risk assessment work of aquatic species in trade. Prior to working for TRAFFIC he worked in fisheries research within Australia (W.A., N.T. & University of Melbourne). He is a regular participant as an observer to RFMO meetings including CCSBT, WCPFC, IOTC and to FAO COFI and certain expert consultations.

He has participated in numerous CITES Conference of the Parties, been involved in conducting CITES significant trade reviews of Tridacnidae species, and participated in the CITES Animals Committee, Shark Working Group, and CITES Standing Committee Working Group on Introduction from the Sea. Glenn has also assisted in convening regional CITES workshops in Oceania for capacity building and the implementation of the CITES shark listings. He provided supporting documentation to the CITES sea cucumber workshop (Malaysia 2004), FAO/CITES shark workshop (Genezzano 2010), FAO Expert Panel examining proposals to amend appendices to CITES (2009), Co-chaired the Fishes Working Group at the CITES NDF Workshop in Mexico (2008).

Glenn is Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and member of the IUCN SSC Marine Subcommittee. He also lectures at ANCORS on fisheries, trade and trade related measures and conventions.


Quentin Hanich and Glenn Sant, ‘What a tangled net: unravelling the international complications of tuna conservation’, The Conservation (1 April 2012). Available online 

Last reviewed: 18 June, 2015