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A Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Colloquium

"Assessing Socioeconomic Sustainability of Aquaculture
in Coastal Communities in Chile"

Hugo Salgado
Vice-Chancellor of Management and Finance
University of Talca, Chile

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Bren Hall 1414

"Dr. Salgado’s talk will be of particular interest to Coastal Marine Resources Management students who are thinking about the implications of seafood cultivation. In addition to discussing current sustainability challenges associated with the aquaculture industry, he will share insight from his current work examining socioeconomic impacts of the rapidly developing aquaculture industry in Chile."

— Jacy Brunkow, Latin American Fisheries Program Manager

Hugo Salgado

Dr. Salgado’s talk will highlight his research in the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR) in Chile, where he is a member of the Socioeconomic Sustainability working group. As part of this interdisciplinary, multi-institutional initiative, he explores the impact that aquaculture has had on coastal communities across Chile and the current challenges to achieve a sustainable industry. His talk will also include a discussion of the viability of a regulatory structure based on economic incentives for a growing aquaculture sector, as well as how regulatory structures can shape development of the industry, at both small and large scales, along the Pacific coast of South America.

A fisheries economist by training, Dr. Salgado focuses his research on using property rights to manage fisheries and incorporating economic incentives into environmental regulation. In a new research partnership with the Chilean Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), he employs mainly empirical research to explore questions of socioeconomic sustainability in the context of aquaculture. Dr. Salgado earned his PhD in resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s in environmental economics in Chile, and a bachelor's in economics. He has been collaborating with the Sustainable Fisheries Group since 2010, working with Bren School professor Chris Costello and Dean Steve Gaines in research related to using MPAs to manage transboundary fisheries in Latin America. He has previously taught a class at the Bren School and advised master's and PhD students.


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