Dr. Phelps Bondaroff is an international relations scholar with a PhD in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the strategy of non-state actors, specifically the direct enforcement of (international) law by NGOs, in multiple contexts.
He is also a specialist in illegal fishing, and was the lead author of the recent The Black Fish and The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (available at http://theblackfish.org/Fishing_Crime.pdf), which explored the illegal fishing-organized crime nexus, and argued that illegal fishing ought to be considered as a form of transnational organized crime.
Dr. Phelps Bondaroff is a partner with the Idea Tree Consulting, which specializes in research, strategy and communications for environmental NGOs. Clients have included Fin Fighters UK, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, World Animal Protection Canada, and the Sea Ranger Service.