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Josu Santiago Head of Research Area AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Observation and Data. Tel: +34 664 303 631 Direction:Txatxarramendi ugartea z/g Sukarrieta Bizkaia 48395 Spain Latitude: 43.394855Longitude: -2.696523

Josu Santiago received his PhD in Biology, specializing in tuna biology and tuna population dynamics. He has worked in AZTI (Basque Country, Spain) since 1985; during these years he has been involved in several national and international research projects in the field of fish biology and fish stock assessment, particularly in temperate and tropical tuna. He has published 10 peer reviewed papers and contributed over 30 working documents. During the period 1992-1999 he was Head of the Department of Fishery Resources of AZTI-Tecnalia and Chairman of the Albacore Working Group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT). Among other responsabilities, Josu has been Director of Fisheries of the Basque Government (Spain) for three mandates; and chairman of the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) of ICCAT for two mandates, from 2011 to 2014.Currently he is Head of the Area of Tuna Research of AZTI.