Juan Carlos Seijo


Juan Carlos Seijo obtained his MSc (1979) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees at Michigan State University in Resource Economics and Systems Science. He is currently a Professor of fisheries bioeconomics and Coordinator of the PhD program in Bioeconomics of Fisheries and Aquaculture at Universidad Marista de Mérida, (founding President of this University, 1996-2004), and FAO consultant for 28 years. He is scientific reviewer of Fisheries Research, Fish and Fisheries, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Marine Resource Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Aquaculture, Scientia Marina, among others. He has taught fisheries bioeconomics courses in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Panamá, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Taiwan. He has been visiting professor of the University of Stirling, The University of Delaware, and Oceanic University of Taiwan. He has participated by invitation of FAO, UNESCO, National Geographic, and other institutions in scientific expert consultation and meetings in Lysekil, Sweeden (1995), Sidney, Australia (1999), Rome, Italy (2000), Mauritius, Africa (2002), Barbados (2003), Angor Wat, Cambodia (2004), Rome, Italy (2006), Copenhagen, Denmark (2011), Tromso, Norway (2012), Washington DC, USA (2012). He has published 53 scientific papers and book chapters and six books (three as author and three as editor/co-editor) in the field of fisheries and bioeconomics and management. He has been President of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE-2011-2013), and Board member of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET-2008-2012). He is member of the Technical Advisory Board of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). His academic interests and publications deal with fisheries bioeconomics, rights-based management, decision theory, risk analysis, and spatial modeling and analysis of fisheries.

Key Publications

  • Headley M., Seijo J.C., Hernández A., Cuevas Jiménez A., Villanueva Poot R. 2017. Spatiotemporal bioeconomic performance of artificial shelters in a small-scale, rights-based managed Caribbean spiny lob-ster (Panulirus argus) fishery. Sci. Mar. 81(1): 67-79.
  • Seijo, J.C., R. Villanueva, A. Charles. 2016. Bioeconomics of ocean acidification effects on fisheries targeting calcifier species: A decision theory approach. Fisheries Research, 176:1-14.
  • Aranceta-Garza, F., F. Arreguín-Sánchez, G. Ponce-Díaz, J.C. Seijo. 2016. Natural mortality of three commercial penaeid shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei, L. stylirostris and Farfantepenaeus californiensis) of the Gulf of California using gnomonic time division. Scientia Marina 80(2).
  • Seijo, J.C. and S. Salas. 2014. The role of capacity building for improving governance of fisheries and conservation of marine ecosystems. In: García S., J. Rice and A. Charles (Eds.). Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Co-evolution. Wiley-Blackwell. 552p.
  • Orensanz, J., J.C. Seijo. (Editors). 2013. Rights-based management in Latin American fisheries. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers. FAO, United Nations, Rome. 151p.
  • Seijo, J.C., J.F. Caddy, W.W. Arzapalo & A. Cuevas. 2013. Considerations for an ecosystem approach to management in the Southern Gulf of México. In: J. W. Day & A. Yáñez-Arancibia (eds.), The Gulf of Mexico: Ecosystem-Based Management. Texas A&M University Press, Corpus Christi. Pp 319-336.
  • Seijo, J.C., A.M. Arce, E. Pérez, A. Hernández, M.A. Cabrera. 2013. Latin-American Rights-Based Fisheries Targeting Fish Species. In: Orensanz, J., J.C. Seijo (Eds). Rights-based management in Latin American fisheries. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers. Pp: 97-151.
  • Gardner, C., S. Larkin, J.C. Seijo. 2013. Systems to maximize benefits in lobster fisheries. In: Phillips, B. (Ed.) Lobster: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. pp. 113-138.
  • Schuhmann P., J.C. Seijo, J. Casey. 2011. Economic considerations for marine EBM and EAF in the Caribbean. In: Fanning, L., R. Mahon and McConney (Eds). Towards marine ecosystem based management in the wider Caribbean. Amsterdam University Press, The Netherlands. pp. 111-121.
  • Seijo, J.C., A. Charles A., R. Chuenpagdee, S. Salas, S. 2011. Towards sustainability for coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean: effective governance and healthy ecosystems. In. S. Salas, R. Chuenpagdee, A. Charles & J.C. Seijo (eds). Coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 544. Rome, FAO. pp. 399-417.
  • Anderson, L.G. and J.C. Seijo. 2010. Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management. Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey. 305p.
  • Seijo, J.C. 2009. Spatial bioeconomic analysis of marine fisheries. In P. Zafran (ed.). Fisheries and Aquaculture. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS, UNESCO), 5:38-52.
  • Seijo, J.C. and J.F. Caddy. 2008. Port location for inshore fleets affects the sustainability of coastal source-sink resources: implications for spatial management of metapopulations. Fisheries Research, 91(2-3):336-348.