Karly Kelso

Senior Manager, Asia-Pacific Engagement


Areas of expertise:
Asia-Pacific, Fishery management design, small-scale fisheries, rights-based management

Karly manages the relationships and flow of information between the EDF Oceans Asia-Pacific team, the Fishery Solutions Center and external clients.

She provides these parties with the cutting edge research, strategic guidance and the troubleshooting needed to develop and implement sustainable fishery solutions in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar and Pacific tuna fisheries.


Karly is an author of the Catch Share Design Manual and the EU Discard Manual has been an advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations for sustainable development and marine resource policy. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Wake Forest University and a Master in Environmental Management (MEM) from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. In her free time, Karly enjoys exploring the restaurant and music scene in Austin and checking out the farmer market with her rescue dog, Bali.


Daniel A. Ovando, Robert T. Deacon, Sarah E. Lester, Christopher Costello, Tonya Van Leuvan, Karlynn McIlwain, C. Kent Strauss, Michael Arbuckle, Rod Fujita, Stefan Gelcich, Hirotsugu Uchida, Conservation incentives and collective choices in cooperative fisheries

, Marine Policy, Volume 37, January 2013, Pages 132-140, ISSN 0308-597X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.03.012.