Bob Kearney is Emeritus Professor of Fisheries Management at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. Previously he was Professor of Environmental Sciences. His international fisheries achievements include being the founder and first director of the world’s biggest and most successful international tuna research program, and past chairman of the board of the World Fish Centre. He served on the boards of numerous prominent fisheries authorities, cooperative research centres and Commonwealth environmental research and advisory committees. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia in recognition of his contribution to international and national fisheries research and management.