Al Harris

Alasdair Harris

Executive director
Blue Ventures

Al founded Blue Ventures in 2003 to demonstrate that effective marine conservation requires pragmatic, entrepreneurial and locally-led approaches to marine and fisheries management.

Within Blue Ventures Al is responsible for leading an interdisciplinary team of over 190 colleagues worldwide. His work focuses on developing scalable solutions to marine environmental challenges, through approaches that make marine conservation make economic sense to coastal communities.

Al holds a PhD in tropical marine ecology, and an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Edinburgh.


Devastating coral bleaching due to global warming
27 October 2021
The 30×30 goal seeks to protect 30% of global land and ocean by 2030. This highly ambitious target will effectively quadruple the amount of protected areas. But how can we achieve this in a way that benefits people and nature alike?