Antonio Lezama | Oceana
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Antonio Lezama

Conservation Director
Oceana Staff

Antonio graduated in Biology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and got my MSc in Animal Biology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

As a biologist,he is interested in the study and conservation of aquatic biodiversity, was quickly seduced by the area of fisheries management, working with various topics such as: shark  and  rays  conservation,  tuna  fisheries,  bycatch  mitigation,  fisheries  monitoring  and protection  of  marine  threatened  species.

During this experience, he learned to discuss fisheries management and marine conservation with representatives of the government, academia, NGOs and fishing industry and could understand the enormous complexity of these areas and the importance of considering and respecting different points of view and experiences.

Location: Brazil