Alice Thomas-Smyth

Senior Fisheries Analyst


Areas of expertise:
Climate resilient fisheries, bioeconomic modeling, international fisheries management, spatial analysis, data methods and analysis to improve fisheries management, inclusive & participatory management design.

Alice works with stakeholders, scientists, and managers in global fisheries to foster and promote sustainable fishing and climate change resilient systems that are inclusive and benefit communities. She assesses critical components to resilient fisheries and data-based methods including modeling to facilitate effective and informed management and promote capacity at all levels of management and data accessibility.


Prior to joining EDF, Alice worked at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Economics Team focusing on spatial analysis, data methods and accessibility, and improving analysis in the west coast groundfish fishery. She developed methods and tools to improve access and analysis of data for scientists and managers for data-based science and management. In grad school she focused on the intersection of data and communities, working on how data can promote participatory buy-in and support the goals of stakeholders.


  • Master of Environmental Management in Coastal Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • BSc in Marine Biology, University of St Andrews