Bonnie Waycott

Freelance Writer
Freelance Writer

Contact Details

21 Woodchester Road


Based in Bristol, UK, I am a freelance writer and consultant working on Japan’s aquaculture and fisheries development.

My work focuses on issues related to sustainability, research, gender, technological advancements, adaptation and resilience.  I have a keen interest in the recovery of aquaculture in the Tohoku region, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011.  As a writer, I also provide news stories, features and reports from Japan for national and international seafood and fisheries media.

While living in Tokyo between 2006 and 2017, I worked as a writer on Japan’s aquaculture and marine-related subjects, in particular scuba diving.  My blog began in 2011 as a comprehensive guide to diving in Japan.  I have enjoyed exploring Japan’s waters extensively, and became a certified Dive Master in August 2015.

I hold an MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of St Andrews, and a BA in Japanese and French from the University of Cardiff, UK.

When not working, I practise ashtanga yoga and love to cook! 


University of St Andrews
St Andrews, United Kingdom
MSc, 2018
Sustainable Aquaculture
2014 To 2017
Dissertation: Aquaculture and Disaster Management
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan David

University of Wales, Cardiff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
BA, 2002
Japanese and French
1998 To 2002

Job History

Freelance Writer
Bristol, United Kingdom
June 2017 - present
Freelance Aquaculture and Fisheries Writer
June 2015 - present

Narrator and Editor
Tokyo, Japan
April 2006 - March 2017