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Jefferson Murua Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Marine Ecosystems Functioning, Observation and Data. Website: Publications Tel: +34 667 174 426 Direction:Txatxarramendi ugartea z/g Sukarrieta Bizkaia 48395 Spain Latitude: 43.394855Longitude: -2.696523

Background: Marine Biology
Generalist Competencies:
Fisheries science
Marine intertidal and pelagic ecology
Fish physiology and behaviour
Specialist Competencies:
Bycatch mitigation in fisheries
Fishers’ Local Ecological Knowledge
Teleost social behaviour and physiology
Has been a researcher at AZTI since 2010 where he is involved in initiatives to improve fisheries sustainability such as EU (e.g. MADE, GAP2) and international projects (e.g. ISSF Skipper Workshops) mainly dealing with tropical tuna fisheries and the development of methods to reduce the bycatch of pelagic macrofauna. Previously, he completed his PhD on fish physiology at Exeter University and has worked in the Marine Biological Association (UK) in areas of intertidal and benthic ecology.