Dr. Erick Ross Salazar graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (Bachelor’s and Licensee degrees in Marine Biology) and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Doctorate in Ecology and Management of Marine Resources) and is the Science Manager for MarViva Foundation. At MarViva, Erick has been involved in transboundary assessment and management of migratory species, marine protected area evaluation and management, high seas governance, strengthening of local small scale fishery communities, marine spatial planning processes, development of responsible fisheries value chains, promoting national and international conservation policies and fisheries management.
His career has focused on responsible management of marine resources, especially fisheries, in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. He has been directly involved in the production of Non-Detrimental Finding reports for endangered species of sharks and has studied the international market for sharks and rays caught in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Erick has worked in marine spatial planning and climate change adaptation initiatives in Latin America, both as project coordinator and as a trainer, working both in jurisdictional and international waters.