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Sonia Sánchez Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Ecosystem Approach to Management. Website: Publications Tel: +34 667 174 481 Direction:Herrera Kaia, Portualdea z/g Pasaia Gipuzkoa 20110 Spain Latitude: 43.32547Longitude: -1.93014

Background: Mathematics and Statistics

Education: BSc in Mathematics, MSci in Mathematical modelling, Statistics and Computation

Fisheries modeller: fish population dynamics, management strategy evaluation, bio-economic modelling of fisheries systems, climate change impacts on fish stocks.
Software development:
Eco-labels for responsible fisheries: scientific advice for the fleets and P1 expert in an MSC assessment.

Member of the ICES Working Group on Widely Distributed Species (WGWIDE) from 2008 onwards. She has been involved in several research projects on assessment, biology, stock dynamics and management of small pelagics. She is currently collaborating on the development of FLBEIA bio-economic model and as cooperated with EC STECF in the definition of the anchovy long term management plan. Since 2009, is also working in the eco-certification of fisheries products and the study of the MSC certification standards.