Meet our previous chairs

Lucía Zarauz

RCG NANSEA (2019-2021)

lzarauz@azti.es 

Current position

Researcher in the Marine Research Division of AZTI, Lucía works in the coordination of Basque commercial and recreational fisheries data collection (DCF), and the respond to international Data Calls. She is also involved in the international coordination of data collection. 

Background

PhD in plankton ecology, Lucía has over 12 years of experience in fisheries data collection and has executed a number of national and international projects related with fisheries data collection for both commercial and recreational fisheries. She is member of several international working groups (WGRDBES-GOV, WGCATCHSTECF)  

Role in RCG

Lucía has co-chaired the RCG NANSEA during the period 2019 – 2021. At present she is cochairing the ISSG RDB catch, effort and sampling overviews.” with Ana Claudia Fernandes. 

 

Elo Rasman

RCG Baltic (2020-2021)

elo.rasmann@envir.ee

Current position

 

Background

 

Role in RCG

 

Ivana Vukov

Ivana Vukov

RCG Med&BS (2020-2021)

ivana.vukov@mps.hr

Current position

National Correspondent for Croatia. Head of Unit for Data Collection Programme in Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Fisheries in Croatia. 

Background

Graduated at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb with a master’s degree in the field of biology (ecology). National correspondent for data collection since 2013 and involved in the fisheries data collection, management and control since 2011.

Role in RCG

Serving as a link between Member States in the Mediterranean and Back Sea and end users of scientific data in fulfilling a common goal of strengthening regional cooperation in the area of data collection, provision of scientific data for the main purpose of sound fisheries management and sustainability.  

Main focus on data collection in recreational fisheries, and establishing communication channels for the collection of ecosystem data, including data on bycatch of vulnerable species. 

Mathieu Depetris

RCG LP  (2020-2021)

mathieu.depetris@ird.fr 

Current position

Until today, Mathieu Depetris is fisheries data analyst in the Exploited Tropical Pelagic Ecosystems Observatory of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. His working scope is the monitoring of the French tropical tuna fleet, deployed in the Indian and Atlantic oceans (data collection, validationstorage and data analyses associated). 

Background

He has a double background in “marine biology” and statistics. These skills have led him to work in the Ifremer’s Fisheries Information System as a statistician, in a French Marine Protected Area where he contributed to the development of indicators, or in a clinical research institute as data-manager. He was also involved in some EU projects like the RECOLAPE project and currently in the FishNCo and SECWEB projects. 

Role in RCG

Involve in the RCG LP since 2018, he brings his expertise on LP fisheries regarding the French tropical tunas fishery. Furthermore, he is involved in two RCG subgroups, the sub-ISSG Tropical Tuna Treatment and the ISSG focus on the regional database development.

Monika Gambino

RCG ECON (2020-2021)

gambino@nisea.eu 

Current position

Senior Researcher and project manager at NISEA Società Cooperativa, Economic research and statistics in Fishery and Aquaculture, Italy.

Background

Economist with extensive experience in the analysis of socio-economic aspects of European fisheries. Since 1999 she has participated in numerous research projects and she has taken part in a number of FAOEC STECF and OCED working groups on fishery data collection. Since 2021 she is vice president of the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE).

Role in RCG

As task leader of FishNCo (MARE/2020/08) project, responsible for compiling the Regional Work Plan for economic data and for a Comparative analysis on capital value and capital cost estimation within the RCG ECON.