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Phil Karp

Independent Citizen Scientist and Ocean Advocate
Scientist and Ocean Advocate


Phil Karp is an independent Citizen Scientist and ocean advocate, formerly with the World Bank where he was a knowledge management and learning specialist. His research and advocacy work is focused on the interface between marine conservation and livelihoods, with particular emphasis on empowering and creating new income opportunities for women in coastal communities. He has been involved in Lionfish removal, awareness raising, and market initiatives since 2014, with particular focus on development of markets for Lionfish jewelry and handicrafts. He is also actively involved in advocacy and awareness raising on the issue of marine litter/ocean plastic. He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


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