Anastasia Miliou is a hydrobiologist (PhD cand. in Fisheries Management). Since 2000 she has been the Scientific Director of the Greek NGO Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation (www.archipelago.gr), and since 2005 has been the Greek Ambassador in the EU for Sustainable Fisheries & Maritime Policy. Her expertise is on fisheries research and co-management, IUU fisheries, cetacean research and marine protected habitat conservation with focus on the NE Mediterranean region. Since 2011, Anastasia has also been the country coordinator for OCEAN2012 coalition in Greece and Cyprus. Through her work, Anastasia has been involved in the development community based management schemes for fisheries, working in close collaboration with local fishing communities in the eastern Aegean sea islands. Also she has developed a network of stakeholders throughout the Greek seas, whose work or other activities relate to the marine environment (e.g. fishermen, divers, professional/recreational sailors). This network encourages their active involvement in marine conservation, while also provides Archipelagos Institute with information about related issues such as: IUU fisheries incidents, marine pollution, marine mammal strandings and sightings, invasive species spread and other.
Domitilla Senni is a senior campaigner with advocacy and management experience. In 1987 she joined Greenpeace Antarctic campaign and subsequently became political coordinator of Greenpeace International’s Mediterranean Campaign. She served as coordinator of the International Steering Committee on Food Security which organized the 1996 Global NGOs Forum on Food Security and led for seven years Greenpeace Italy before joining Pew European Marine Program as senior policy adviser, working on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. She has been a member of the Italian Ocean Commission and the Italian National Council for the Environment.
Lydia Chaparro is a Marine Ecologist (from the University of Montpellier, France) and has a Master degree in Biodiversity Conservation (from the University of Barcelona, Spain). Since 2015 she is working as environmental consultant at Fundació ENT.
In her career she has coordinated various projects of sea turtles protection in Costa Rica and collaborated in the development of several campaigns related with fisheries management, marine policy, stakeholder engagement and responsible consumption. She has worked as a scientific observer in Bluefin tuna fisheries, as head of fisheries of the Spanish NGO Ecologistas en Acción, as outreach coordinator of the coalition OCEAN2012 in Spain and -among others- as a secretary in a small-scale fishermen association (Confraria de pescadors de Sitges, Barcelona).
Miquel Ortega has been involved in the last ten years on fisheries and aquaculture issues. Over the last five years he has worked on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, leading the coalition OCEAN2012 in Spain. As part of this activities he published in 2012 the book “Analysis and action proposals to the Common Fishery Policy reform. Sustainability at the heart of Spanish fisheries future”.
He holds a master in physics (University of Barcelona), and ecological economics (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Phd on Environmental Sciences (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). He co-founded and is and member of Serveis de Suport a la Gestió and Fundació ENT. Both organizations are focused on environmental innovations process that involves the design and implementation environmental policies. He is also currently and associated researcher of the Environmental Science and Technology Institute of the Universitat Autonònoma de Barcelona.
Serena Maso is an independent policy and outreach advisor working on fisheries and marine issues for different international and european organizations and NGOs. In 2008 she joined the Pew European Marine Program as national policy & outreach coordinator in Italy for the Shark Alliance – an international coalition dedicated to the conservation of sharks – and for the coalition OCEAN2012, focused on the Reform of the Common Fishery Policy. She has a degree on Cooperation and Development (Università degli Studi di Trieste) and over the past 8 years she also worked as consultant and project manager for non-governmental organizations focused on international cooperation and development.
Stephan Beaucher has led in France the coalition OCEAN2012 for the Pew Eureopean Marine programe as policy adviser on the CFP reform. From 2006-2008 he coordinated the Ocean Campaign of Greenpeace France. His work experience include information marketing, journalism, IT strategies. In 2011 he publised the book “Plus un poisson d’ici trente ans?”. He holds a PhD in Information strategy management and a master on journalism.
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation (www.archipelago.gr) is a Greek, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conservation of the marine and terrestrial environments of the Greek seas and islands. Archipelagos has been active since 1998 in several regions of the Greek seas and its conservation actions are currently spreading through the NE Mediterranean.
Fundació ENT (www.fundacioent.cat) is a Spanish private research centre aimed to conduct research and innovative projects in the fields of the environment, development and international cooperation.