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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 Programmes

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 Assistant Executive Secretary and Scientific Coordinator, are conducted by the Department of Research and Statistic. This Department is staffed by eleven people: a Head of Department and Fisheries Data Analyst, a Population Dynamics Expert, a By-catch Coordinator, a Biostatistician, a Database Programmer, a Database Programmer and Webmaster, a Programming Technician, a Database Programmer and GIS expert, and three Software Developers.

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.

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 Kimoto

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

Jesús García

Database programmer / GIS Expert

Jesús García

Database programmer / GIS Expert

joined since III-2021




Email: jesus.garcia(at)iccat.int

Juan Carlos Muñoz

Database Programmer / Webmaster

Juan Carlos Muñoz

Database Programmer / Webmaster

joined since VI-2003




Email: juan.carlos(at)iccat.int

Juan Luis Gallego

Programming technician

Juan Luis Gallego

Programming technician

joined since IV-1984




Email: luis.gallego(at)iccat.int

Manuel Maestre

Software Developer (IOMS)

Manuel Maestre

Software Developer (IOMS)

joined since V-2019




Email: manuel.maestre(at)iccat.int

José Sanz

Software Developer (IOMS)

José Sanz

Software Developer (IOMS)

joined since VI-2019




Email: jose.sanz(at)iccat.int

Dashiel Portel

Software Developer (IOMS)

Dashiel Portel

Software Developer (IOMS)

joined since IV-2021




Email: dashiel.portel(at)iccat.int


Department of Compliance

Each year, the Commission adopts an increasing number of Recommendations and Resolutions that require CPCs to report various types of information, many relating to MCS measures. There are currently more than 100 reporting requirements of this type. 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 became necessary some years ago to accommodate this need. The Department is currently staffed by six people: A Department Head who is primarily responsible for the Department, two Compliance Officers, a Technical Officer, a Compliance Assistant and a Full Stack Developer for the eBCD.

Main Tasks: Drafting Compliance Tables and compliance summaries and associated correspondence; maintaining vessel and other ICCAT Records; implementation of Regional Observer Programmes; VMS management, inventory of vessel chartering and access agreement; Port Inspection; Joint Inspection Scheme, bluefin tuna farming reports; periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly) catch reports, data and validation from ICCAT Statistical Document and BFT Catch Documentation Programs, eBCD management; Compendia of management regulations; determination of reporting requirements, Requests for Cooperating Status; Requests for observer status; Annual Reports; Compliance Queries, as well as tasks involving general correspondence with CPCs, IGOs and others.

 


Jenny Cheatle

Department Head

Jenny Cheatle

Department Head

joined since VII-1994




Email: jenny.cheatle(at)iccat.int

M'Hamed Idrissi

Compliance Officer

M'Hamed Idrissi

Compliance Officer

joined since III-2011




Email: mhamed.idrissi(at)iccat.int

Alberto Parrilla

Compliance Officer

Alberto Parrilla

Compliance Officer

joined since V-2008




Email: alberto.parrilla(at)iccat.int

Dr.Valerie Samedy

VMS Manager/Technical Officer

Dr. Valerie Samedy

VMS Manager/Technical Officer

joined since X-2019




Email: valerie.samedy(at)iccat.int

Aldana Vieito

Compliance Assistant

Aldana Vieito

Compliance Assistant

joined since II-2010




Email: aldana.vieito(at)iccat.int

Javier Martínez

Full Stack Developer (eBCD)

Javier Martínez

Full Stack Developer (eBCD)

joined since VI-2020




Email: javier.martinez(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.


Christine Peyre

French Translator

Christine Peyre

French Translator

joined since VI-2000




Email: christine.peyre(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

Karen Donovan

English Translator

Karen Donovan

English Translator

joined since II-2014




Email: karen.donovan(at)iccat.int

Rebecca Campoy

English Translator

Rebecca Campoy

English Translator

joined since III-2004




Email: rebecca.campoy(at)iccat.int

Dorothée Pinet

French Translator

Dorothée Pinet

French Translator

joined since III-2010




Email: dorothee.pinet(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

Accountant

África Martín

Accountant

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

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

Esther Peña

Administrative secretary

Esther Peña

Administrative secretary

joined since II-2003




Email: esther.pena(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

Pablo Herranz

Administrative assistant

Pablo Herranz

Administrative assistant

joined since V-2016




Email: pablo.herranz(at)iccat.int


Information Technology (IT)

Mr Jesus Fiz is responsible for Information Technology and for the security of the Information Systems at the ICCAT Secretariat. He serves under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary. His main tasks include: design, plan, manage, and ensure maintenance and protection of the IT at the Secretariat; managing the security of the information systems and communications; alignment of the Information Security to ICCAT objectives; facilitate the implementation of the ISO 27001, and technically support the adaptation of the Data Protection Policy.


Jesús Fiz

IT Manager

Jesús Fiz

IT Manager

joined since VI-2003




Email: jesus.fiz(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 Programme for Bluefin Tuna (GBYP). The overall goal of the Programme is to improve the scientific basis to formulate management decisions for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Programme 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 Programme, 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 Programme and such funding is expected to be renewed annually for up to five years. A Coordinator, hired under the Programme funds, is in charge of implementing the Programme'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 Programme.


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