Virginia Polonio

irginia has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a M.Sc. in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture, both from the University of Cádiz.  Virginia obtained her PhD in Biodiversity and Natural resources from the University of Oviedo during which she gained experience in the field of research of fisheries management and protection of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems such as coral reefs.

Virginia has large experience in management of commercial fisheries, she participated in the Spanish National Basic Plan of Data to collect and evaluate the fishing in the ICES and CECAF areas.

Prior joining CU UK Virginia has worked on numerous MSC full assessments such as ISF Capelin, ISF Mackerel, CSHMAC herring, Cantabrian sardine, North Atlantic albacore, squat lobster, blue sharks and swordfish, Chile Austral hake among others. Currently Virginia works as Senior Fisheries assessment manager for Control Union UK.

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