cristina torres

Cristina Torres

Marine Program Coordinator, WWF-Chile
Feed-X Technical Working Group

Cristina Torres is the Marine Program Coordinator for WWF-Chile. She is a marine biologist with a Masters in Environmental Development from Universidad de Valparaiso. She has more than 15 years experience in aquaculture and marine sciences. In her years at WWF, she worked on aquaculture production and the promotion of responsible standards through Aquaculture Improvement Project and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification and has led the engagement efforts with different stakeholders to reduce the environmental impacts of salmon farming in the South of Chile.  In her current role as a coordinator, Cristina leads the transformation efforts in Chile to promote sustainable sourcing in domestic and global markets by working with key national and international retail, improving farming practices in priority seascapes, and the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas in Patagonia. 

The Marine Program is highly interdisciplinary and links issues such as community-based ecosystem management, community sustainability, species, and sustainable aquaculture. Before joining WWF, she interned as an environmental analyst for the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Chilean government, worked as the lead scientist for the Maintencillo Management Area for the Exploitation of Benthic Resources (AMERB), as well as lead researcher and aquaculture consultant on technical and legal issues at an environmental law firm.