Al founded Blue Ventures in 2003 to demonstrate that effective marine conservation requires pragmatic, entrepreneurial and locally-led approaches to marine and fisheries management.
Within Blue Ventures Al is responsible for leading an interdisciplinary team of over 190 colleagues worldwide. His work focuses on developing scalable solutions to marine environmental challenges, through approaches that make marine conservation make economic sense to coastal communities.
Al holds a PhD in tropical marine ecology, and an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Edinburgh.
- Save Our Seas: Hearts, minds – and stomachs
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Five Ways to Advance Conservation Entrepreneurship
- Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs: Interview with Alasdair Harris, cofounder of Blue Ventures
- Thomson Reuters Foundation: Seven Questions with Dr. Alasdair Harris
- Local communities reap dividends from managing octopus fisheries
- The Times: Funds are needed for marine protected areas
- TED Blog: A radical approach to saving fisheries
- Telegraph Magazine: ‘The rule book has to be ripped up. It’s about what people need.’