Fishery biologist with 32 years of professional career in sustainable fisheries, and ocean conservation and development. His experience includes high-level policy work and advice, strategic planning and implementation of complex fishery programs, teaching & research. For the last 15 has worked in international fisheries focusing on several aspects of oceanic fisheries including policy, governance, capacity building, markets and livelihoods, and sustainable finance. He holds a Master degree in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University (OSU) in a joint program with The University of Washington (UW). Fulbright – LASPAU scholar (1990-1993). Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Stakeholder Council Member (2015 to present).