Dr. Chris Anderson
Research Director

University of Washington

Dr. Chris Anderson is the Research Director and co-Visionary of Today’s Farmed Fish.  In addition to strategic and creative input, as the principal investigator of the research project, Chris holds academic oversight for our grant writing, graduate students, scientific literature search, as well as the year of primary research we conducted on Seattle consumers. He is a fisheries economist, currently a Professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. His research program focuses on how farmed and capture fisheries can be managed to provide sustainable sources of food and livelihoods in both developed and developing countries.   He enjoys cooking and exploring near and far with his two tweens.

He is interested in understanding how consumers want to balance the health, ethical, and environmental sustainability aspects of the food they eat.  Today’s Farmed Fish is a great project because it helps provide consumers the information they need to make informed decisions about wild fish, farmed fish, and farmed beef, chicken and pork.