3rd European Tuna Conference


Alain Fonteneau
Scientist, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Dr. Alain Fonteneau, is a French scientist at the Institut de Recherches pour le Développement (ex ORSTOM) and he has been working on tuna and billfish biology and stock assessment since the early seventies. His research has been mainly targeting tropical tunas, but also... more
Angel García Fernández
Client Services Manager, Nielsen

Degree in CC.EE by ICADE. Degree in Market Research and (Marketing) Techniques by ICADE. 12 years experience in Market Research and Trade conducting and analyzing studies in the following markets: mass consumption, beverages, gourmet products... more
Borja Soroa
General Manager, Pevasa

Borja Soroa Rodríguez-Escudero was born in Spain in 1973. Graduated in Economy in the University of Basque Country. He is a member of the third generation of the family owned business. After several years working in auditing and the automobile sector, he joined... more
Bill Holden
Pacific Fisheries Manager, Marine Stewardship Council

Mr Bill Holden is the Pacific Fisheries Manager for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a global fisheries certification and ecolabel programme. He began working with the MSC in February 2009 and is based in the Sydney Australia office. His work involves fisheries... more
Daniel Suddaby
SFI Tuna Manager, WWF
Daniel Suddaby has over ten years of marine conservation experience both in the UK and internationally, with a specific focus on of the impacts of fisheries. He has begun working at WWF in February 2011 were he now leads, manages, and coordinates the WWF... more
Eric Gilman
Senior Research Scientist, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership & Hawaii Pacific University

Eric Gilman, Ph.D., is Associate Faculty with Hawaii Pacific University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, and is a freelance research scientist. Eric has experience in biodiversity, fisheries and coastal ecosystem research and policy. His current research... more
Gorjan Nikolik
Senior Associate, Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Rabobank

Gorjan Nikolik holds a masters degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Maastricht and an MBA from Maastricht School of Management. Currently, he is an analyst at Rabobank International focusing on the global seafood sector including... more
Guus Pastoor
President, AIPCE

Guus Pastoor is president of AIPCE, the European Federation of Processors and Importers/Exporters of Fish. AIPCE connects the different national organizations for fish processors and importers/exporters. Located in Brussels, it’s the frontal for advice... more
James Weerawardena
Owner of Tuna King
James was the first person to introduce fresh tuna loins to UK, way back in 1989. He was also the first person to export fresh tuna to Europe from Sri Lanka as Sri Lanka was not fishing Yellow fin tuna on a commercial scale prior to James's involvement in fishing... more
Jurgen Smet
Managing Director, Added Value Tuna Services SL (AVTS) & Atunes del Maresme SL (Tunamar)
Born in Belgium,1968 graduate from the University of Leuven and MBA from MIT Sloan school of management. Started working as a junior food and beverage manager for Marriott hotels chain, later joined UTC international in Miami as a seafood buyer based in Central America... more
Kirsten Jürges
Head of the Sustainable Purchasing / CSR division, EDEKA ZENTRALE AG & Co. KG

Kerstin Jürges is head of the Sustainable Purchasing / CSR division, which is part of the Marketing / Distribution department of EDEKA ZENTRALE AG & Co. KG. In this position, she has had many years’ experience in the company's purchasing department. Her division... more
Laurent Dagorn
Senior Scientist, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

A French senior scientist working for the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (France), Laurent Dagorn has published about 60 scientific papers, of which more than half were in peer-reviewed international journals. He has been working on fish aggregating... more
Mark Berman
Associate Director, Earth Island Institute

Mark Berman joined Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project in 1991. Mr. Berman previously worked as a volunteer advocatWe for dolphin safe tuna and to advocate for the ban on the captivity of cetaceans in marine parks while being in professional... more
Marta Aymerich

Marta Aymerich Cano was born on December, 1971 in Vigo, Spain. Graduated at Santiago’s University in business administration in 1998. Since may 1998 has worked in ANFACO-CECOPESCA in promotion, trade and relations with the European Union, dealing with the defense... more
Maurice James Brownjohn
Commercial Manager/Director, PNA

Maurice James Brownjohn (OBE) was born in England on September 4th, 1959. After a hands on upbringing in the UK fishing industry, and an Honours degree in fishery science, he moved to PNG at the age of 21 to work in the area of community fisheries development in the... more
Natalie Webster
Director of Operations, American Albacore Fishing Association
Natalie came from a fishing family dating back to the “pole & troll” tuna fishery in San Diego in the early 1900’s. Her father and grandfather were “pole & troll” tuna fisherman. Jack Webster, Natalie’s husband is a “pole & troll” albacore fisherman and they are both co-founders... more
Patrick Savoure
Director of the Seafood Business Unit of the Ardagh Group
Patrick Savouré, 50-years old, graduated from ESC Lille, the Lille school of management, and is the Director of the Seafood Business Unit of the Ardagh Group. He has been working in the metal packaging industry for many years, and started his career within the... more
Paolo Bray
European Director, Earth Island Institute

Paolo Bray, economist, with over 20 years international experience in the field of seafood certification. European director of the Earth Island Institute Dolphin-Safe project, which managed to lower dolphin mortality by 95% caused by the tuna fishing industry in the... more
Paul Johnston
Principal Scientist, Greenpeace Research Laboratories

Paul was born in London, UK on October 20th 1955. He set up the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at London's Queen Mary College in 1987. He has continued as the principal scientist since the group relocated to the University of Exeter in 1992. He obtained... more
Sylvester Pokajam
Managing Director, National Fisheries Authority

Mr. Sylvester Bartholomew Pokajam is currently the Managing Director for the National Fisheries Authority in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The National Fisheries Authority (NFA) is a non-commercial statutory authority owned by the government of Papua New Guinea... more
Victor Restrepo
Chair of the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Restrepo currently serves as Chair of the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee. Previously, he worked with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Dr. Restrepo has also served as the Chief of the NOAA/NMFS Sustainable Fisheries... more
The European Tuna Conference 2011 will be chaired by:
Dario Chemerinski
Director, International Division, Calvo
Dario Chemerinski (49) is an Economist graduated from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been living in Brazil since 1999, first in Rio de Janeiro and currently based in São Paulo City. For the past 20 years, Dario has held different positions in International Sales... more
The Tuna By-Catch Debate will be moderated by:
Steven Adolf
Moderator for the Tuna By-catch Debate

Steven Adolf (The Hague, 1959) is a Spain-based journalist, writer, economist, broadcaster and mediator of twenty-five years experience. He is editor of Tuna trade on-line publication Atuna.com, and also collaborator for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. His latest... more
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