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Carolina Minte-Vera

Position:  Senior Quantitative Fisheries Scientist - La Jolla Headquarters
Stock Assessment Program

858 665-4915




  • Responsible for conducting the yellowfin tuna stock assessment.
  • IATTC scientist on the ISC Albacore Working Group .
  • Responsible for leading the collaborative work to conduct the South EPO swordfish stock assessment.


  • Ph.D., School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, USA, 2004 (Carolina’s story at SAFS-UW).
  • Specialization in Applied Statistics, University of Maringá, Brazil, 1998.
  • M.Sc. Ecology, University of Campinas, Brazil, 1997. 
  • B.A. Ecology, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro (UNESP), Brazil, 1994. 


Dr. Carolina Minte-Vera is a stock assessment scientist, lead assessor for yellowfin tuna and south EPO swordfish, collaborates on the bigeye tuna assessment and in the north Pacific albacore tuna assessment, through the ISC Albacore Working Group. Carolina was born in Chile and grew up in Brazil where she studied Ecology at the State University Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1995) and state University of Campinas (1997) and Applied Statistics at the State University of Maringá (1998). In the USA, she conducted her Ph.D. studies at the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, USA (2004). Prior to joining the IATTC staff in 2013, she was an assistant professor at the State University of Maringá (Brazil), member of the Brazilian scientific advisory subcommittee on tuna and related species for the government, collaborated with stock assessments of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and worked as assistant editor of the journal Neotropical Ichthyology. Carolina was also an advisor for several governmental and non-governmental organizations and worked on research related to artisanal and industrial fisheries. Her current main research interests are stock assessment and population modelling.



Other courses

Single-species assessment methods in data-limited fisheries (Session II), 6th IATTC Technical Meeting on Sharks, La Jolla, CA, USA, 28-29 February, 2017.