Guillermo Morán Velásquez
Managing Director of Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS)
Guillermo A. Moran Velasquez is a Fisheries Engineer at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) in Brasil. Moran has been working in the fisheries sector in Ecuador for the past 24 years, taking over different roles, such as: Director of the National Observer Program at the National Fishery Institute. Coordinator of the PATRA Project (Proyecto de Gestión Ambiental Marino Costero). Executive Director of the ASOEXPEBLA (Exporters Association). Vice-President of the National Federation of Exporters. Fisheries Representative at CORPEI (Export and Investment Promotion Cooperation). Private Sector Representative at the National Council of Fishing Development. Under-Secretary of Marine Resources of Ecuador. Manager of the Port Authority of Manta. Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. President of the Sub-Regional South-Pacific Fisheries Management Committee. President of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). Ecuador Commissioner for international organizations such as: WCPFC, SPFMRO, IATTC, CPPS and FAO. Moran is the Director of Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS), which is developing a Fisheries Improvement Project for purse seining fisheries in the Eastern Pacific. Important companies associated to this area (NIRSA, EUROFISH, JADRAN, SERVIGRUP, and TRIMARINE) are seeking to certify their fishery with the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council).