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Silvia Bor, WildAid, Marine Senior Program Manager

According to the FAO, over three billion people derive at least 20% of their animal protein from fish. Unfortunately, fish stocks are under growing pressure and $23 billion is lost in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing every year.

Fishing Communities Leading the Charge Against Illegal Fishing
Speaker: Silvia Bor, WildAid, Marine Senior Program Manager
Thursday, December 7, 2023
6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom (details below)

About the Topic

Sustainably managed fisheries can address food insecurity and promote marine biodiversity conservation. They can increase global fish production by 14% and increase fisher profits by a margin of 30 to 1. Using successful community-led enforcement models from Mexico, Ecuador, and Tanzania, we can pave the way for more sustainable fisheries.

About the Speaker

Silvia has worked to reduce illegal fishing and poaching in some of the world’s most vital marine habitats with WildAid’s Marine Program since 2016, with contributions leading to multimillion-dollar grants and a 10x programmatic growth. Her responsibilities include program development, project planning and implementation, institutional fundraising, and the creation of WildAid’s Project Feasibility Index to assess prospective sites and the Marine Tracker to evaluate impact across marine projects. Silvia has a BA in Communication from Stanford University and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is currently the chair of the NICU Patient & Family Advisory Committee at John Muir Health, member of CPQCC’s Family Advisory Council, and in her spare time loves traveling, writing, reading, yoga, and exploring California with her husband, son, and two huskies.

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