Juan Vilata Simón, MSc
Key expertise: Technical and scientific fisheries work, artisanal fisheries, data analysis, impact of fishing gears, fisheries management frameworks
Juan Vilata is a marine biologist specialized in small-scale fisheries and the sustainable use of marine resources. He graduated in Zoology at the University of Valencia (Spain) and obtained an MSc in Marine and Fisheries Science at the University of Aberdeen (UK). He has more than 12 years of experience working in fisheries.
Juan has supported the monitoring of fishing effort, adoption of best fishing practices, determent of IUU fisheries, the assessment of fisheries impact on the eco-system, the implementation of fisheries co-management frameworks and other forms of protection of marine resources, and thus gained profound insight into ecosystem-based management. He has also witnessed the importance of artisanal fisheries for coastal communities, providing livelihoods, employment and food security.
Juan has worked in fisheries management in several countries including Portugal, the Philippines, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Senegal and Indonesia.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian