The two will be adding capacity and expertise to SFP as it expands its global work, particularly focused on leading supplier roundtables, which aim to make large-scale improvements across major seafood sectors. 

Jose Parajua has more than 25 years experience in marine resources and coastal communities development including work for FAO and the European Union.  He has worked in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.  Jose is based in Madrid, Spain.  At SFP, Jose will oversee fisheries improvement field projects.  He will also oversee SFP’s tuna and reduction fisheries work particularly in Southeast Asia. 

Geoff Tingley is based in New Zealand.  He joins SFP after serving as Principal Scientist at the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries where he led long-term research planning for deepwater fisheries. He previously worked at the UK Government fisheries institute (CEFAS). Geoff brings expertise in developing tactics for fisheries improvement as well as experience in scientific analysis of fisheries. “SFP is in the midst of an expansion of its work that requires the kind of fisheries expertise that Jose and Geoff bring,” said Doug Beveridge, SFP’s Improvement Director.  “We’re very pleased to have them join us as we develop greater guidance for the seafood industry to lead fisheries improvement efforts around the world.”