Profile: Sahir is interested in determining sustainable solutions to coral reef associated fisheries and the export markets driving them. He has profiled the fisheries of the Andaman Islands, with a focus on the grouper fisheries and with funding from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and the Ravi Sankaran Inlaks Fellowship Programme. He is currently a PhD student at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, with Dakshin Foundation. His doctoral research intends to understand how cultural differences, settlement history and involvement in fishing
- affect the values that communities ascribe to marine resources
- influence resource sustainability
- impact vulnerability of social-ecological systems to
globalization and commoditization.