Alex Rogers, our Science Director visited Rio de Janeiro at the end of January for discussions around a new foundation for marine conservation.
The meeting was hosted by GIP / URCA and took place in an old radio station for Rio de Janeiro, now the European Institute of Design. REV Ocean received a warm Brazilian welcome and Alex spent two days hearing about the state of the oceans around Brazil, their management and research needs. The overall picture was very concerning with Brazil not having collected fisheries statistics since 2008 and little understanding of fishing or other impacts on Brazilian waters. REV Ocean looks forward to collaborating with this new venture in marine conservation.