Daniel is currently working towards a PhD at Linnaeus University studying the biology and ecology of manta and mobula rays in the Indian Ocean. At Blue Resources Trust he helps obtain funds, oversee project operations, leads the elasmobranch research, and develops and implements national and international policy to better manage fisheries. He has also been appointed as an Adviser to the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife of Sri Lanka and represents the Government at international conventions such as CITES and CMS. Alongside this, in his role as an Associate Director of The Manta Trust, he is responsible for global mobulid fisheries projects. His work has been highlighted in international documentaries broadcast on ITV (UK) and Al Jazeera English.