International Advisory Council Member
Ana Parma is an expert in fisheries modeling, assessment and management. She earned a PhD in Fisheries in 1989 from the University of Washington, and worked for 10 years as a stock assessment scientist at the International Pacific Halibut Commission in Seattle. In 2000 she returned to Argentina, her home country, to become a research scientist with the Argentina’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, working at a research center in Patagonia. With this move, the main focus of her work shifted from assessment and modeling of industrial fisheries to small-scale, sedentary reef and shellfish fisheries. She has been involved in the evaluation of spatially explicit management approaches in several artisanal fisheries in South America, with support from a PEW Fellowship in Marine Conservation and, currently, as a Guggenheim’s Fellow. Ana is also interested in fostering the implementation of transparent, science-based decision-making processes in fisheries management. In Patagonia, she is involved in advising the government on the management of shellfish and reef fisheries. She has participated as an independent scientist in many scientific and policy advisory groups, panels, and review committees in different countries and international organizations. She is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of WorldFish Centre, and of the advisory panel of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna.