Marcelo Vasconcellos

Fishery Resources Officer, FAO

Marcelo Vasconcellos is a Fishery Resources Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He is trained in biological oceanography and holds a PhD in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Before working for FAO, he worked as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Oceanography, University of Rio Grande, Brazil, and as international consultant in fisheries management and conservation of aquatic resources. At FAO he is currently responsible for the implementation of ecosystem approaches to fisheries management and is the lead technical officer of FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department projects in the Mediterranean Sea.