Dr. Porfírio Álvarez Torres
- Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
- B.S. in Hydrobiology, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Distrito Federal, México
Dr. Alvarez Torres is the Executive Secretariat for the Consortium of Marine Research Institutions of the Gulf of Mexico.
Project Coordinator, Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Program, United National Industrial Development Organization
Dr. Álvarez Torres research interests focus on fisheries science. He works for the Acuicola Pleamar, S.A de C.V., in Mexico.
Born in Mexico City, hydrobiologist from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, doctorate in Fisheries Science from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. He has professor and researcher at various academic institutions including the Autonomous Metropolitan University. He has directed numerous projects within Mexico’s federal agencies dealing with marine resources, coastal marine spatial planning, and policies for oceans. He has lead the development and instrumentation of Mexico’s policies for oceans, and coordinated the Mex-U.S. Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Project. Appointed as advisor for Mexico’s permanent representation at UN, and has represented Mexico in multilateral forums related to oceans. He received the SANKEI award in Japan (1989) and the EPA Gulf Guardian Award (2013). He is currently serving as Executive Secretary of the Consortium of Marine Research Institutions of the Gulf of Mexico.