70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

Rudy van der Elst

Research Associate


  • MSc (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Research Interests

  • Western Indian Ocean ecology
  • Fisheries research: regional fisheries policy and ecosystem approaches to management
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management: transboundary and National
  • Development of large, long-term, local and regional fisheries data collection programmes
  • Project development and associated institutional management, including communicating marine science to a wider community
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