Bradley Soule

Chief Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind

Bradley Soule is OceanMind’s Chief Fisheries Analyst. He has spent most of his life either on the sea or thinking about the sea.

Bradley joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a teenager and served in a number of assignments across the United states conducting law enforcement and search and rescue in the Bering Sea, home to some of the largest commercial fisheries in the world as well as serving as the Commanding Officer of a patrol boat conducting fisheries enforcement, search and rescue, and homeland security patrols and coordinating fisheries enforcement for the Coast Guard’s California District, which included international fishery enforcement efforts in the Eastern Pacific. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Fishery Enforcement and senior fishery watch officer at Coast Guard headquarters, coordinating interagency and international action on some of the most high profile cases around the world with Coast Guard involvement.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs with a focus on fishery management from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Bradley left the Coast Guard in 2013 to become a Criminal Intelligence Officer at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat in Lyon, France where he led the organization’s nascent fisheries project, helping to coordinate operations, capacity building, and intelligence sharing and analysis on fisheries crime among INTERPOL’s 190 member countries.

In 2015, Bradley joined Project Eyes on the Seas, the project that would become OceanMind, as the first fisheries analyst that would build the team OceanMind is today. He leads all of OceanMind’s operational activities and analysis and has built experience in risk analysis and identification in every ocean basin across dozens of fisheries and exclusive economic zones.

 

Opinion

5 September 2018
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a great threat to the sustainability of oceans and marine ecosystems. For World Trade Organization disciplines on IUU fishing to be effective, there is a need to look beyond the lists of regional fisheries management organisations to determine...