Marc Taconet holds a Master's degree in Fisheries sciences. He has been working with FAO since 1987 in various African countries starting with fishery statistics. As Senior Fisheries Information Officer, he led the development of the Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS) for over ten years. Today he acts as Chief of the Fishery Statistics and Information Branch (FIPS) at FAO. In the two D4Science projects he served as Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Management (FARM) Communities Manager. Marc now chairs the iMarine Board.