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Heidi Alleway

Senior Aquaculture Scientist

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Areas of Expertise

Aquaculture, regenerative food systems, historical ecology, marine ecology, marine policy




Heidi is the Senior Aquaculture Scientist for TNC’s global aquaculture strategy, where she leads a science portfolio focused on advancing the organizations strategy on restorative aquaculture and smart siting and contributes to broader efforts to advance regenerative food systems and seafood initiatives. Her research experience spans aquaculture, fisheries and fisheries habitat, biosecurity and historical ecology with much of her work having been conducted in an applied setting, working with and for government, industry and communities. This has included spatial planning and development of aquaculture zoning as well as supporting policy, regulation, and environmental monitoring and research.

Heidi was previously employed for 15 years by the South Australian Government including as the General Manager of Aquaculture working with industry on the management and sustainable development of one Australia’s pioneering and most diverse seafood sectors. She holds a PhD in Marine Science from the University of Adelaide.

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