Sérgio is an Associate Consultant at MRAG Ltd, with an MSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture and a 5 years Licenciate Degree in Marine Biology. He is an experienced fisheries consultant and has worked since 2008 as an external consultant for MRAG and has been involved in various projects covering a wide range of subjects and geographic locations, with responsibility for desk-based research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, data collection via a range of methods, literature reviews, technical report writing and review, observer work. He is currently responsible for conducting a range of observer briefings and debriefings, training and supervising the activities carried out by Portuguese and / or Spanish nationals. Activities include being a local focal point in Portugal, issuing necessary observer equipment and documentation and reviewing observer deployment outputs. He has extensive at-sea experience, and accumulated significant at-sea experience while working as a fisheries observer on board tuna fishing vessels, tuna farms and several at-sea research surveys. This experience has provided an excellent technical and practical knowledge of fisheries. He has previously worked for the Portuguese Institute of Fishery Research, as a marine biologist with a grant by the Portuguese National Program for Biological Sampling PNAB (Project co-funded by the European Commission). He is fluent in Portuguese (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish. He has very good social skills and used to work in different types of environments.