Victor Restrepo, Ph.D.

Vice President, Science, ISSF
Miami, Florida, U.S.A. & Madrid, Spain

Dr. Victor Restrepo joined ISSF in 2010 from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), where he was a population dynamics expert, and later became assistant executive secretary. He also has served as chief of the NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC Sustainable Fisheries Division — acting as head scientist of the USA Delegation to ICCAT — and been an associate professor at the University of Miami and IPA research specialist at the NMFS Office of Science and Technology.

Dr. Restrepo has been active in ICCAT, ICES, NAFO, and FAO. He has a Ph.D. in population dynamics and a B.Sc. in marine science and biology from the University of Miami. At ISSF, he oversees the scientific research program. He also serves on the ISSF Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee.

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"In fisheries management, like so many things in life, there is not one silver bullet solution to all issues."

Areas of Expertise:

  • Stock assessment
  • Tuna population dynamics
  • Provision of scientific advice for management

In our "Getting My Feet Wet" series, we interviewed Dr. Victor Restrepo to learn why he became a marine/fisheries scientist -- and what keeps him inspired to make new discoveries.