About Us


Duncan Leadbitter, BSc (Honours)
Master of Environmental Planning

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Duncan Leadbitter has over thirty years experience in fisheries assessment and management, sustainable seafood advice to industry, marine conservation planning, certification and ecolabelling in Asia, the Pacific, Europe and the Americas. He has worked for industry, government and NGOs. Duncan is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong,  a trustee of the International Pole and Line Foundation and an IFFO RS Governing Board Committee member.

Fish Matter is a consulting company focusing on the sustainable use of aquatic resources. Fish Matter’s directors have over 30 years of local and international expertise in fisheries assessments and management, coastal zone and marine protected area planning, project management, wetland and wildlife assessments, environmental impact assessment, sustainable seafood marketing and sustainable seafood procurement advice.

Fish Matter’s directors have experience in both developed and developing countries in Europe, Oceania, North and South America and North and South East Asia and Australia.

With experience in the private sector, government and non government organisations, Fish Matter has an extensive list of global contacts enabling it to pull together multidisciplinary teams with appropriate geographic expertise.