Dr Chris Barlow is Research Program Manager for the Fisheries Program. The Program focuses on both wild harvest fisheries and aquaculture, with activities spread across a variety of production strategies and environments, aimed at solving key problems constraining the productive use and sustainability of fisheries and aquatic resources.
Dr Barlow was the Chief Technical Advisor of the Fisheries Program of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), based in Vientiane, Laos. He commenced with the MRC in 2001, and his role involved setting strategy for research programs, brokering major R&D partnerships between countries and organisations, and managing programs to achieve impacts. Prior to this he was Program Leader, Aquaculture, with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, and worked with the department in fisheries and aquaculture from 1983 onwards. He has worked extensively in Southeast Asia.