Mariagrazia Graziano

Senior Manager, Europe and the Mediterranean, Global Programs

Varese, Italy

Mariagrazia Graziano manages Global Fishing Watch’s work throughout Europe, supporting the organization’s efforts to increase publicly available information and bolster transparency of human activity at sea. With a specific focus on fishing habitats and vulnerable marine ecosystems, Graziano is responsible for coordinating projects across various teams at Global Fishing Watch to ensure its data is accessible and can help support governments’ decision-making processes toward more sustainable use of marine resources.

Prior to joining Global Fishing Watch, Graziano was a scientific project officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, where she managed marine operations and facilitated dialogue across the scientific, political and NGO community under the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme.

Mariagrazia earned a master’s degree in biological sciences and a doctorate in marine conservation at the University of Palermo in Italy.

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