Timothée Cook has a PhD in marine ecology and a long experience researching and teaching conservation biology (https://sites.google.com/site/timotheecook/). After completing his doctoral thesis on seabird ecology in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Kerguelen Islands) at the CNRS of Chizé (University of La Rochelle), he works during five years as a researcher for the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (University of Cape Town) on the interactions between fisheries and marine predators in the Benguela upwelling. His work aims at proposing management plans integrating the needs of non-commercial species (seabirds) in an ecosystem approach to sardine, anchovy and lobster fisheries (today Timothée is an associate researcher with the University of Cape Town). In parallel, he collaborates on other projects like the study of sea snake ecology in the Pacific Ocean, or the identification of marine areas of high conservation priority in the Persian Gulf. Back to France, Timothée lectures ecology to undergraduates and postgraduates at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (two years) and to future wildlife technicians in Paris (BTS Gestion et Protection de la Nature, one year). He then decides to join the associative movement, which he believes is in a position to generate public debate and change legislation. He works for BLOOM since 2018 as researcher associated to the ‘Fishing agreements project’.