Scientific Advisory Committee

Led by ISSF’s head scientist Dr. Victor Restrepo, the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises leading marine and fisheries scientists.

In addition to offering guidance on ISSF research priorities and supporting the many technical reports ISSF publishes — notably the annual Status of the Stocks report and analysis of tuna fisheries against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators — the Committee provides reference material for the Board of Directors to consider prior to taking action on sustainability efforts.

Our 2020 Annual Report includes “Transparency Matters,” an article by SAC member Dr. Andrew Rosenberg of the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Victor Restrepo

Vice President, Science & Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Meryl J. Williams

Vice Chair, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Global Environment Facility & Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Commission

Dr. Alexandre Aires-da-Silva

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Coordinator of Scientific Research, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

Alejandro Anganuzzi

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Global Coordinator, Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project

Dr. Laurent Dagorn

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Senior Scientist, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Dr. John Hampton

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Chief Scientist, Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, The Pacific Community (SPC)

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Dr. Josu Santiago

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Head of Area Tuna Research, AZTI-Tecnalia

Dr. Keith Sainsbury

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Marine and Fisheries Research

Dr. Gerald Scott

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Independent Fisheries Scientist

Dr. Dale Squires

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Senior Scientist and Economist, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service

  • Dr. Victor Restrepo

    Vice President, Science & Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Meryl J. Williams

    Vice Chair, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Global Environment Facility & Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Commission

  • Dr. Alexandre Aires-da-Silva

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Coordinator of Scientific Research, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

  • Alejandro Anganuzzi

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Global Coordinator, Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project

  • Dr. Laurent Dagorn

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Senior Scientist, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

  • Dr. John Hampton

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Chief Scientist, Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, The Pacific Community (SPC)

  • Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Dr. Josu Santiago

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Head of Area Tuna Research, AZTI-Tecnalia

  • Dr. Keith Sainsbury

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Marine and Fisheries Research

  • Dr. Gerald Scott

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Independent Fisheries Scientist

  • Dr. Dale Squires

    Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Senior Scientist and Economist, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service

SAC Member Roles & Responsibilities

Learn about the Terms of Reference that apply to the members of our Scientific Advisory Committee.

Video Interviews

Visit ISSF’s YouTube channel to watch our “Getting My Feet Wet” video series, featuring SAC members —and other scientists working with the ISSF team —about their careers in fisheries and marine science.

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