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Our Team

The ICCAT Secretariat has 37 staff: 22 in the Professional or Higher category (P), 15 in the General Services Category (GS) and in local contracts (equivalent to GS scale).

Categories
Professional or Higher (P)
General Services (GS)

Mr. Camille Jean Pierre Manel

Executive Secretary

The Executive Secretary is responsible for the selection and administration of the staff of the Commission and oversees the implementation of the main functions for the Commission, such as:

(a) coordination of research programs;
(b) preparation of budget estimates for review by the Commission;
(c) authorization of the disbursement of funds in accordance with the budget;
(d) accounting for the funds of the Commission;
(e) arrangement of cooperation with sister organizations;
(f) compilation of necessary fishery statistics;
(g) preparation of scientific, administrative and other reports

Email: camille.manel(at)iccat.int



Dr. Miguel Neves dos Santos

Assistant Executive Secretary

Dr. Miguel Neves dos Santos undertakes all the tasks delegated to him by the Executive Secretary, including management of the Secretariat and representation of the ICCAT Secretariat at meetings of a technical and/or administrative nature. In addition, he serves as the Scientific Coordinator, carrying out tasks related to coordination of research programs, compilation of fishery statistics, preparation of reports and coordination with sister organizations. He is responsible for the Department of Translation and Publications as well as coordination of work between the Departments of Statistics and Compliance. He is also responsible for coordination between the Secretariat and the SCRS along with preparation of SCRS meetings and management of Commission meeting documents.

Email: miguel.santos(at)iccat.int

Dr. Miguel Neves dos Santos

Assistant Executive Secretary

Dr. Miguel Neves dos Santos

Assistant Executive Secretary

joined since V-2015




Email: miguel.santos(at)iccat.int

Departments and Research Programs

Activities on Research and Statistics

Because of its mandate to manage and conserve tuna fishery resources, ICCAT members carry out a wide spectrum of scientific research and monitoring activities. The Secretariat is directly involved in coordinating some of these activities, although much of the practical work is carried out by the Contracting Parties. The Secretariat maintains a large number of databases containing information on fishery statistics useful for stock assessment, as well as compliance-related records. The activities on research and statistics, under the direct supervision of the Scientific Coordinator, are conducted by the Department of Research and Statistic. This Department is staffed by nine people: A Department Head, a By-Catch Coordinator, a Population Dynamics Expert, a Biostatistician, two database Programmers, a Technical Assistant, a VMS Program Manager and an Information Technology specialist.

Dr. Mauricio Ortiz is the Head of the Department of Research and Statistics and oversees activities related to the analysis of tuna and tuna like species data included in the ICCAT databases.
Dr. Nathan Taylor is the By-Catch Coordinator.
Dr. Ai Kimoto oversees activities related to coordination with SCRS on stock assessments and other scientific matters.
Mr. Carlos Palma oversees activities related to the creation and maintenance of databases.

Main Tasks: Data requests; Standards for data submission; Database development; Database user interfaces; Data quality control; Data extraction and publication; Web site management; Tagging inventory; Preparation of reports; SCRS coordination; IT management.

Dr.Mauricio Ortiz

Department Head and Fishery Data Analyst

Dr.Mauricio Ortiz

Department Head and Fishery Data Analyst

joined ICCAT in VII-2010.




Email: mauricio.ortiz(at)iccat.int

Carlos Palma

Biostatistician

Carlos Palma

Biostatistician

joined ICCAT IX-2000




Email: carlos.palma(at)iccat.int

Dr. Nathan Taylor

Bycatch coordinator

Dr. Nathan Taylor

Bycatch coordinator

Joined since VII-2018




Email: nathan.taylor(at)iccat.int

Dr. Ai Kimoto

Population dynamics expert

Dr. Ai akimoto

Population dynamics expert

joined since V-2018




Email: ai.kimoto(at)iccat.int

Carlos Mayor

Database Programmer

Carlos Mayor

Database Programmer

joined ICCAT IX-2017




Email: carlos.mayor(at)iccat.int

Alberto Parrilla

VMS Program Manager

Alberto Parrilla

VMS Program Manager

joined since V-2008




Email: alberto.parrilla(at)iccat.int

Juan Luis Gallego

Programming technician

Juan Luis Gallego

Programming technician

joined since IV-1984




Email: luis.gallego(at)iccat.int

Juan Carlos Muñoz

Programmer/Database Manager

Juan Carlos Muñoz

Programmer/Database Manager

joined since VI-2003




Email: juan.carlos(at)iccat.int

Jesús Fiz

IT Specialist

Jesús Fiz

IT Specialist

joined since VI-2003




Email: jesus.fiz(at)iccat.int


Department of Compliance

Over the last few years, the Commission has increasingly adopted a number of Recommendations and Resolutions that require CPCs to report various types of information such as vessel lists, compliance reports, etc. The amount of this information that needs to be assimilated by the Secretariat and transmitted to the Commission is such that a Department of Compliance has become necessary to accommodate this need. The Department is staffed by four people: A Department Head, two Compliance Officers who will be primarily responsible for the Department and a Compliance Assistant. The Executive Secretary will give overall supervision to the Department.

Main Tasks: Drafting Compliance Tables; compliance summaries; maintaining vessel Records; implementation of Regional Observer Programmes; inventory of vessel chartering; bluefin tuna farming reports; data and validation from ICCAT Statistical Document and BFT Catch Documentation Programs; Compendia of management regulations; Requests for Cooperating Status; Requests for observer status; Annual Reports; Compliance Queries.


Jenny Cheatle

Department Head

Jenny Cheatle

Department Head

joined since VII-1994




Email: jenny.cheatle(at)iccat.int

Carmen Ochoa

Compliance Officer

Carmen Ochoa

Compliance Officer

joined since X-2007




Email: carmen.ochoa(at)iccat.int

Dr. M'Hamed IDRISSI

Compliance Officer

Dr. M'Hamed IDRISSI

Compliance Officer

joined since III-2011




Email: mhamed.idrissi(at)iccat.int

Aldana Vieito

Compliance Assistant

Aldana Vieito

Compliance Assistant

joined since II-2010




Email: aldana.vieito(at)iccat.int


Department of Translation and Publications

The Commission's work involves numerous tasks related to the compilation, adoption, translation and publication of meeting reports and scientific articles. The Department of Translation and Publications is responsible for these tasks as well as the webpage design. The Department is staffed by six people: Two English, two Spanish and two French Translators. The Department is coordinated by the Assisstant Executive Secretary.

Main Tasks: Translation; Formats; Rapporteuring; Report Adoption; Compilation of Reports; ASFA entries; FIRMS entries; Coordination of Peer Reviews of scientific papers; Electronic Posting; Communications; Webpage design.


Rebecca Campoy

English Translator

Rebecca Campoy

English Translator

joined since III-2004




Email: rebecca.campoy(at)iccat.int

Karen Donovan

English Translator

Karen Donovan

English Translator

joined since II-2014




Email: karen.donovan(at)iccat.int

Christine Peyre

French Translator

Christine Peyre

French Translator

joined since VI-2000




Email: christine.peyre(at)iccat.int

Dorothée Pinet

French Translator

Dorothée Pinet

French Translator

joined since III-2010




Email: dorothee.pinet(at)iccat.int

Marisa de Andrés

Spanish Translator

Marisa de Andrés

Spanish Translator

joined since I-2001




Email: marisa.deandres(at)iccat.int

Mª José García Orad

Spanish Translator

Mª José García Orad

Spanish Translator

joined since I-2002




Email: mariajose.garcia(at)iccat.int


Department of Administration and Finance

The Commission has grown considerably with regards to tasks and the personnel hired by ICCAT to carry out its mandate. Within the Secretariat, administrative and financial tasks have been consolidated in the Department of Administration and Finance . The Department is comprised of eight people, a Department Head, two accounting assistants, an administrative secretary, an administrative assistant, an administrative assistant to the Executive Secretary , two support staff members in charge of copying and mailing.

Main Tasks: Budget preparation and control; Accounting; Financial Report; Administrative Report; ICCAT Meetings; Special funds; Human Resources within the Secretariat; Purchasing and leasing; Travel requests; Reception; Archives; Contact information management; Library and publications inventory; Photocopying and scanning; Mailing.

Audits of the Commission's accounts and expenditures are carried out by an external firm.


Juan Antonio Moreno

Department Head

Juan Antonio Moreno

Department Head

joined since I-1975




Email: juan.antonio(at)iccat.int

África Martín

Accounting Assistant

África Martín

Accounting Assistant

joined since XI-2002




Email: africa.martin(at)iccat.int

Ana Martínez

Accounting Assistant

Ana Martínez

Accounting Assistant

joined since V-2005




Email: ana.martinez(at)iccat.int

Pablo Herranz

Administrative assistant

Pablo Herranz

Administrative assistant

joined since V-2016




Email: pablo.herranz(at)iccat.int

Gisela Porto

Administrative assistant to the Executive Secretary

Gisela Porto

Administrative assistant to the Executive Secretary

joined since XII-2009




Email: gisela.porto(at)iccat.int

Esther Peña

Administrative secretary

Esther Peña

Administrative secretary

joined since II-2003




Email: esther.pena(at)iccat.int

Juan Angel Moreno

Mail and photocopying

Juan Angel Moreno

Mail and photocopying

joined since I-1982




Email: juan.angel(at)iccat.int

Cristobal García Piña

Photocopying and library

Cristobal García Piña

Photocopying and library

joined since V-1983




Email: cristobal.garcia(at)iccat.int


ICCAT Atlantic wide research programme for Bluefin Tuna (GBYP)

In 2009, the Commission approved an extra-budgetary contribution for a complex, Atlantic-wide Research Program for Bluefin Tuna (GBYP). The overall goal of the Program is to improve the scientific basis to formulate management decisions for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Program includes a list of actions to be carried out over various years, such as recovering basic data collection, improving understanding of key biological and ecological processes or improving assessment models and the provision of scientific advice.

The Program, which planned for a five-year period, started in January 2010. The Funds for the first year have been provided to the Secretariat to start the Program and such funding is expected to be renewed annually for up to five years. A Coordinator, hired under the Program funds, is in charge of implementing the Program's activities. A Steering Committee comprised of the SCRS Chair, the two rapporteurs of the Bluefin Tuna Species Group, an external expert and the ICCAT Executive Secretary will oversee the Program.


Dr. Francisco Alemany

Coordinator

Dr. Francisco Alemany

Coordinator

joined since I-2018.




Email: francisco.alemany(at)iccat.int

Stasa Tensek

Assistant coordinator

Stasa Tensek

Assistant coordinator

joined since IV-2015.




Email: stasa.tensek(at)iccat.int

Alfonso Pagá

Database specialist

Alfonso Pagá

Database specialist

joined since V-2015.




Email: alfonso.paga(at)iccat.int


Atlantic Ocean Tuna Tagging Programme (AOTTP)

The Atlantic Ocean Tuna Tagging Programme (AOTTP) is an important research programme funded by voluntary contributions from CPCs, mainly the European Union. Its objectives are to contribute to data collection and improve the information for tropical tuna stock assessments, in order to provide sound scientific advice on the management of these tuna species.

AOTTP will collect, collate and analyze tag-recapture data for the most important tropical Atlantic tuna species, ie. skipjack, bigeye, and yellowfin. The ambition is to tag at least 120,000 fish over 5 years using a range of conventional and electronic tags.

Activities of AOTTP will include the chartering of professional fishing vessels, the deployment of tagging and tag-recovery teams, data collection, scientific interpretation, the development and execution of training courses, and the instigation of awareness campaigns to promote tag-recovery.

A Steering Committee comprised of the SCRS Chair, the three rapporteurs of the Tropical Tuna Species Group, the Tropical Tuna Group Coordinator, an external expert and the ICCAT Executive Secretary will oversee the Program. A Coordinator, was hired to implement the Program's activities.


Dr. Doug Beare

Coordinator

Dr. Doug Beare

Coordinator

joined since XI-2015.




Email: doug.beare(at)iccat.int

Lisa Ailloud

Assistant coordinator

Lisa Ailloud

Assistant coordinator

joined since IX-2018.




Email: lisa.ailloud(at)iccat.int

Seynabou Kebe

Administrative and Financial

Seynabou Kebe

Administrative and Financial

joined since XII-2015.




Email: seynabou.kebe(at)iccat.int

Ricardo Pastor

Accountant

Ricardo Pastor

Accountant

joined since XII-2015.




Email: ricardo.pastor(at)iccat.int

Jesús García

Database and Website Specialist

Jesús García

Database and Website Specialist

joined since VIII-2017.




Email: jesus.garcia(at)iccat.int