Trustee: Carl Davies - Fisherman & Scientist, Conwy
Carl Davies is a commercial fishermen and skipper in Conwy, Wales. He grew up in a fishing family and has been around fishing, angling, sailing, fishery patrol, and research boats since the age of 6. Carl studied Oceanography and Marine Biology at Bangor University, and then went on to study Marine Environmental Protection. He worked at the Eastern Sea Fisheries Committee for as a Research and Fishery Officer, heading up the cockle, mussel, and shrimp surveys, and with the South Wales Sea Fisheries committee on projects with the lobster and crab fishery. Alongside academia and research, he also goes to sea as a commercial fisherman and chartering angling boats. Since 1999 he has been back in his hometown working the family business, mainly chartering and fishing for lobster, crab and prawn, as well as jigging for pollack. He considers his past experience studying marine science as an integral part of his everyday job, and he continually applies his knowledge to his daily fishing experience.