Dr. Anthony (Tony) Charles

Management Science / Environmental Science

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3

Tel: 902.420.5732 | Fax: 902.496.8101 | E-mail: tony.charles@smu.ca


Research and Projects

Publications (By Year)

Publications (By Subject)






Dr. Anthony (Tony) Charles is the Director of the School of the Environment and a professor at Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with a joint appointment in Environmental Science and the Sobey School of Business. Dr. Charles is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and specializes in interdisciplinary analysis of fisheries, coastal and marine issues. Particular areas of emphasis include community-based conservation and resource management, small-scale fisheries, integrated ocean and coastal management, the ecosystem approach, marine protected areas, indicator frameworks, and the development of management measures for sustainability and resilience. Dr. Charles is currently Principal Investigator in the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN: see www.communityconservation.net), a global initiative exploring the interaction of communities, environmental challenges and decision making. He is the author of a wide range of publications, including Sustainable Fishery Systems (Blackwell Science), Canadian Marine Fisheries in a Changing and Uncertain World (NRC Press), Nova Scotia GPI Fisheries and Marine Environment Accounts (GPI Atlantic), Integrated Fish Farming (CRC Lewis) and the Community Fisheries Management Handbook (c/o Coastal CURA: www.CoastalCURA.ca). Dr. Charles is a past President of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade and the Resource Modeling Association, the founding Director and past Chair of Canada's Ocean Management Research Network, and a member of the editorial board of the American Fisheries Society journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries. Dr. Charles serves as an advisor to fisheries organizations in Atlantic Canada, and internationally he works on fisheries, ocean and coastal management in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as with FAO and OECD.


Saint Mary's University

School of the Environment

Saint Mary's University

Environmental Science

Community Conservation Research Network [CCRN]