Julien Sémelin joined MAVA from FIBA in December 2014 after the two foundations merged, and joined the Mediterranean Programme team in 2015. He is in charge of the marine and coastal aspects of our Mediterranean Programme. Holding a Master’s degree from the European Institute for Marine Studies in France, Julien began his career in the field, running a small marine protected area off the Amazonian coast in French Guyana. He then joined FIBA where he ran projects supporting marine protected areas on the West African coast. He also coordinated FIBA’s programme on the protection and sustainable management of natural resources, focussing on fishery issues. A French national, Julien is also a musician, and enjoys introducing his two young boys to outdoor activities.


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