Juan ValeroPosition: Coordinator of MSE Project (External Science Advisor) - La Jolla Headquarters
Stock Assessment Program
- Coordinator of the IATTC Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Project for the tropical tunas in the EPO.
- Ph.D., School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (Juan’s story at SAFS-UW), 2011.
- MSc, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, 2002
- Lic. in Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1998.
Dr. Juan Valero’s current work at IATTC focuses on Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) for tropical tunas, other recent work included MSE and stock assessment for dorado as well as stock assessment work for tropical tunas. Juan was born in Argentina into a family of fishermen and seafarers, and as such has always being drawn to the sea. He moved to Seattle in 1999 to obtain M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Fisheries from the University of Washington. Juan currently works in fisheries research, stock assessment, fisheries management, education, communication and stakeholder dialogue. He has been involved in international research programs, stock assessment and management of industrial and small scale/artisanal fisheries. He is interested in the human dimensions of fisheries, organizing and conducting stakeholder dialogue/communication and training in management strategies. He has worked as an independent fisheries consultant for government, NGO and industry, as well as a scientific staff and independent contractor for state, national and international agencies including the IATTC, CAPAM, International Pacific Halibut Commission, New Zealand Seafood Industry Council, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (University of Washington, Seattle), Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero, Dirección de Fiscalización Pesquera, and the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina).
- CAPAM courses: Several courses on quantitative fisheries stock assessments, Stock Synthesis and fisheries management taught under CAPAM.
- Haltuch, M. A., A’mar, T., Bond, N., Valero, J. L. 2019. Assessing the effects of climate change on US West Coast sablefish productivity and on the performance of alternative management strategies. ICES Journal of Marine Science
- Maunder, M.N., Crone, P.R, Punt, A.E., Valero, J.L., Semmens B. X. 2017. Data conflict and weighting, likelihood functions and process error. Fisheries Research
- Maunder, M.N., Crone, P.R, Punt, A.E., Valero, J.L., Semmens B. X. 2016. Growth: Theory, estimation, and application in fishery stock assessment models. Fisheries Research
- Kuriyama, P. T., F. Hurtado-Ferro, K. Ono, A. C. Hicks, I. G. Taylor, R. R. Licandeo, K. F. Johnson, S. C. Anderson, C. C. Monnahan, M. B. Rudd, C. C. Stawitz, J. L. Valero. 2016. An empirical weight-at-age approach reduces estimation bias compared to modeling parametric growth in integrated, statistical stock assessment models when growth is time varying. Fisheries Research
- Valero, J. and L. Waterhouse 2016. California White Seabass Stock Assessment in 2016. CAPAM
- Crone, P. R., Valero, J. L. 2014. Evaluation of length- vs. age-composition data and associated selectivity assumptions used in stock assessments based on robustness of derived management quantities. Fisheries Research
- Hurtado-Ferro, F., Szuwalski, C., Valero, J., Anderson, S., Cunningham, C., Johnson, K., Licandeo, R., McGilliard, C., Monnahan, C., Muradian, M., Ono, K., Vert-pre, K., Whitten, A.R. 2014. Looking in the rear-view mirror: bias and retrospective patterns in integrated, age-structured stock assessment models. ICES Journal of Marine Science
- Maunder, M. N., Crone, P. R., Valero, J. L., Semmens, B. X. 2014. Selectivity: Theory, estimation, and application in fishery stock assessment models. Fisheries Research