Cynthia Wickham

Cynthia Wickham

Pole & Line Fleet Operations Manager - National Fisheries Developments Ltd.


Cynthia Wickham is the Pole and Line Fleet Manager for National Fisheries Developments (NFD) in the Solomon Islands, overseeing the operations of 4 fishing vessels with 120 local crew members. Cynthia was born and raised in the Solomons before attending the Australian Maritime College and graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fisheries. She then worked with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Tuna Tagging Program conducting hands-on tuna research throughout the South Pacific before returning home to join the team at NFD. In her current role, Cynthia promotes resource sustainability and local empowerment through employment opportunities within the sector, and is passionate about innovative ways to support community development including as project lead for NFD’s Fair Trade certification.

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