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Who we are

Naunet has been established by a group of independent consultants based in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Our experts have a broad technical and practical experience, providing a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to all our projects.

José Peiró Crespo 
Founder and project manager

José is the founding partner of Naunet Fisheries Consultants where he has overall responsibility for the planning, design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of all the projects. He holds a degree in Biology and Marine sciences and postgraduate studies in Biostatistics and Sustainable Development. His principal areas of expertise are small-scale and industrial fisheries, seafood markets, certification programmes and community development.


José has over 20 years of experience working in marine related projects, as fisheries observer, fisheries scientist, aquaculture consultant, seafood quality expert, environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant and fisheries consultant.

Through his career, José has worked collecting marine, economic and social data, assessing the impact of fisheries on species, habitats, ecosystem and livelihoods, and designing and managing initiatives to promote the sustainable use of marine resources, improving the economic benefits of their exploitation without putting at risk the environment and the livelihoods of the communities which depend on them.

Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and with a limited working knowledge of French. His expertise covers numerous countries, including Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Peru, Chile, Canada, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, São Tomé e Príncipe, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, among others.

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Lucia Sabariego Arcón 
Junior consultant: fisheries economics

Lucia has a BSc in environmental sciences obtained at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). She received an award from the UPV Aula CIMSA Sustainability and Environment for her bachelor’s degree final project: “Assessment of pelagic fisheries in the West coast of Africa”.


Lucia has recently joined Naunet Fisheries Consultants as a trainee in fisheries economics. She is currently finishing her master’s degree final project where she is assessing the negative impacts that the implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) has on local fisheries operating in the area (such as reduction on incomes, fisheries displacement, etc) and exploring mechanisms to compensate fishermen for those losses.

She is also interested in other fisheries related topics, such as the Results based management (RBM) applied to fisheries and labour right issues in the fishing industry.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Lucia loves outdoor activities and photography.

Naunet works in a wide range of projects at any one time. We maintain a register of external consultants which help us to implement projects within Naunet’s portfolio. If you cannot find the experience that you are looking for within our principal team, please ask us and we will find the right expert to carry out the project you are interested in.

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