Miguel A. Jorge

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" Miguel Angel Jorge has been named as the first managing director of 50in10, a collaboration launched with the 10-year goal of bringing 50 percent of the world’s fisheries under sustainable management, while increasing economic benefits by $20 billion annually. The goal of 50in10 was inspired by comments made by the former president of the World Bank at the launch of the Global Partnership for Oceans...

"A veteran of the sustainable fisheries movement, Jorge comes to 50in10 from the National Geographic Society, where he served as director of their Ocean Initiative and worked with diverse partners and stakeholders to restore fisheries, promote marine reserves and build broader support for healthy and productive oceans...Prior to National Geographic, Jorge was director of WWF-International’s Marine Program, overseeing their global strategies on fisheries, seafood, shipping and high-seas policy. He has also worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean on marine and freshwater conservation, and large-scale conservation planning in the Gulf of California, Galapagos and Mesoamerican Reef. A native of Cuba who has also lived in the US, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Switzerland, Jorge brings a truly global perspective to his new role. Jorge holds a Master’s in Marine Policy from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s in Aquatic Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara." [1]