Program Officer - Latin America
Alejandro Canio is a program officer for Global Fishing Watch and helps advance fisheries transparency in Latin America, where the transparency program aims to support fisheries management efforts and assists governments and other relevant institutions towards sustainability in the region.
Alejandro previously worked with various interdisciplinary teams on diverse marine projects in Argentina. Focused on the sustainable use of the living, non-living and marine genetic resources of Patagonia, his work has included the adoption of new fisheries legislation, putting in place an integrated coastal zone management, helping ensure UNESCO World Heritage status for the Valdés Peninsula, as well as monitoring marine protected areas against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Alejandro holds a master of law on the law of the sea and maritime affairs from the University of Western Brittany, France, and a doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires on the legal regime of the living resources of the deep seabed. He is a professor at the National Technological University, Argentina, a musician and practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.