Michael Fabinyi is a research fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. He is originally from Melbourne, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology in 2003. He obtained his PhD in Anthropology and Environment at The Australian National University in 2009. His research broadly focuses on the social and political aspects of marine resource management in the Asia-Pacific region, integrating environmental anthropology and political ecology. Much of his recent work has concerned the social dynamics of high-value commodity fisheries such as the trade in live reef fish, focusing on governance in source countries such as the Philippines and Malaysia, and consumption trends in China.