Professor Johann Bell

Johann Bell is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, and the Senior Director –Pacific Tuna Fisheries at Conservation International (CI).


Prior to joining ANCORS and CI, Johann worked extensively on fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries in Asia – Pacific with WorldFish and the Pacific Community. In recent years, Johann has focused on the strategic planning needed to maintain the important role that fish plays in the food security of Pacific Island people in the face of rapid population growth and climate change.


His current work involves leading the development of a proposal to the Green Climate Fund on behalf of 14 Pacific Island countries and regional organisations entitled ‘Adaptations for tuna-dependent Pacific Island communities and economies to climate change’, and supervising projects designed to add value to tuna to assist Pacific Island countries to achieve the goals of the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.