Indian Ocean Tuna Stock Expert Joins Scientific Advisory Committee

October 26, 2010 15:03

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced the expansion of its Scientific Advisory Committee with the appointment of Dr. Iago Mosqueira, a scientist with a history of work concentrated on Indian Ocean tuna stocks, reports with reference to ISSF.

Dr. Mosqueira will join a group of 8 scientists currently serving on the Committee in their personal capacities, who advise the ISSF Board of Directors and help guide decisions based upon sound scientific recommendations.

"Dr. Mosqueira's addition greatly enhances our Committee's scope of expertise," said Victor Restrepo, Chair of the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee. "As the make up of the Scientific Advisory Committee evolves, we find ourselves in a better position to offer more comprehensive advice to a growing Foundation that appreciates the role of science in creating ecologically sustainable tuna fisheries."

Currently, Dr. Mosqueira works at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), United Kingdom, as a fisheries researcher. He is developing and testing methods for risk-based management of marine fisheries under uncertainty. Until recently, Dr. Mosqueira chaired the Working Party on Tropical Tuna of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission.

Dr. Mosqueira holds a B.Sc. in Ecology from the University of East Anglia, and Ph.D. in fisheries science from Imperial College London.

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