Fernando Goncalves

Aquaculture Specialist
Aquaculture Specialist

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53 Vividleaf Lane


Aquaculture Specialist and Environmental Scientist focused in sustainable development; Motivational leader and resourceful problem solver with strong project management experience. Over 10 years of experience in the Environmental industry and Aquatic Sciences. Consistently exceed goals with good judgment and intelligence. Highly skilled in field work, collection of samples, lab and data analysis. Author and co-author of four full articles published in peer reviewed journals and ten conference papers. Areas of experience include:
♦ Aquaculture
♦ Bait fish
♦ Sport fishing
♦ Sustainability indicators
♦ Environmental studies
♦ Socioeconomic analysis
♦ Governance inquiry
♦ Fisheries management
♦ Public administration
♦ Business planning
♦ Better management practices (BMP)
♦ Rural development
♦ Extension and outreach
♦ Social organization
♦ Solidarity economy
♦ Marine Sciences
♦ Oceanography
♦ Biology
♦ Ecology
♦ Estuary


Aquaculture Center of Sao Paulo State University
Jaboticabal, Brazil
Doctor of Science, 2017
Sustainable aquaculture
2014 To 2017
Dissertation: Sustainability of yellow-tailed lambari production systems
Advisor: Wagner Cotroni Valenti

Fisheries Institute
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Masters of Science, 2013
Socioeconomics of Fisheries and Aquaculture
2010 To 2013
Dissertation: Technical and economical feasibility of the polycultre of lambari from Atlantic Forest and tilapia
Advisor: Marcelo Henriques

Santos, Brazil
Bachelor of Science, 2008
2004 To 2008
Dissertation: ALIMENTARY DIET OF Larimus breviceps (Cuvier, 1830) (Perciformes-Scianidae) FROM DEEP GILLNET FISHERIES OF SAO PAULO STATE
Advisor: Gianfranco Gallerani

Job History

Virginia Tech - Sea Food Agriculture Research and Extension Center
Voluntary Research
Hampton, VA, United States
March 2018 - June 2018

Sustainable Aquaculture Laboratory - UNESP
Doctoral research fellow
Sao Vicente, Brazil
March 2014 - August 2017

Marine Environmental Protected Area of Sao Paulo State
Management Council Member
Santos, Brazil
March 2009 - March 2013

Mongagua City Hall
Executive Director - Agriculture and Fisheries Department
Mongagua, Brazil
December 2011 - December 2012

Mongagua City Hall
Executive Specialist - Environmental Department
Mongagua, Brazil
January 2009 - December 2011

Marine Biologist Specialist - Scientific Observer for industrial fish vessels
Santos, Brazil
June 2009 - February 2011