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Fernando H. Gonçalves

Dr. Fernando Gonçalves is a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech Seafood AREC, USA. He has experience in coastal management and public administration with a background in oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, supply chains, sustainability indicators, governance, and socioeconomics. His current work with the different seafood supply chain levels assesses their economic contributions to the industry in collaboration with institutions and stakeholders. He is passionate about improving the quality of life in communities, combining scientific methods to support public policies for socio-economic development and environmental conservation. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons playing guitar, riding bikes, and exploring the outdoors.

Fernando is affiliated with the Center for Coastal Studies and the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture.

Ph.D., Sustainability of aquaculture production, Major: Aquaculture, 2017, Sao Paulo State University, Jaboticabal, Brazil

M.S., Socioeconomics of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2013, Fisheries Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

B.S., Oceanography, 2008, Monte Serrat University Center, Santos, Brazil

  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Socio-economic development
  • Participatory approach methods
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Governance and public policy
  • Fisheries and Ocean conservation
  1. Belmudes, D.; David, F.S.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Valenti, W.C. 2021. Sustainability Analysis of the Production of Early Stages of the Atlantic Forest Lambari (Deuterodon iguape) in a Public Hatchery at a Rainforest Conservation Area. Sustainability13, 5934.
  2. Gonçalves, F.H. 2018. Impacting the Sustainability of Fish Farming through Increased Governance: Small Farms, Big Change. Global Aquaculture Alliance. Available in 
  3. Fonseca, T., Gonçalves, F.H., Valenti, W.C., 2018. Emergy synthesis of the ecosystem services from lambari aquaculture. Ecosystem Services Partnership Latin America Conference, Campinas, Brazil. 
  4. Gonçalves, F.H., Valenti, W.C. 2017. Sustainability of yellowtail lambari production systems. Documentary available in 
  5. Araujo, T.C.P., Gonçalves, F.H., Augusto, A. S., 2016. Assessing the possibility of using lambari (Deuterodon iguape) as live baits: Study of their physiology after exposure to different salinities. 2016 
  6. Diógenes, A.F.; Fernandes, J.B.K.; Dorigam, J.C.P.; Sakomura, N.K.; Fernandes, F.H.R.; Lima, B.T.M.; Gonçalves, F.H. 2015. Establishing the optimal essential amino acid ratios in juveniles of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) by the deletion method. Aquaculture Nutrition, v. 21, p. 1-9. 
  7. Gonçalves, F.H.; Silva, N. J. R.; Henriques, M. B. 2015. Economic analysis of Deuterodon iguape cultured in Nile tilapia ponds. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, v. 41, p. 579-589. 
  8. Gonçalves, F.H., Silva, N.J.R, Henriques, M.B. 2015. Tolerance of lambari Deuterodon iguape to different salinities: new perspectives of market. Conference paper in: Aquaculture 2015, Montpellier, France. 
  9. Fernandes, J.B.K.; Lima, B.T.M.; Yunis, J.A.; Delgado, D.L.C.; Silva, T.F.A.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Fernandes, F.H.R.; Ikefuti, C.V. 2014. Effect of essential oil citrus sinensis on performance of nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). In: 51ª Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia, v. 51. 
  10. Silva, T.F.A.; Petrillo, T.R.; Delgado, D.L.C.; Shimada, M.T.; Lima, B.T.M.; Yunis, J.A.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Moraes, J.R.E. 2014. Performance of Nile Tilapia supplemented with Bacillos sp., Pediococcus sp., Lactobacillus sp., e Enterococcus sp. In: I SIMAQUI - Simpósio Científico do Centro de Aquicultura da Unesp. Jaboticabal/SP. 
  11. Lima, B.T.M.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Silva, T.F.A.; Delgado, D.L.C.; Yunis, J.A.; Fernandes, F.H.R.; Fernandes, J.B.K. 2014. Economic feasibility of Nile tilapia production supplemented with orange essential oil (Citrus Cinensis). In: I SIMAQUI - Simpósio Científico do Centro de Aquicultura da Unesp. Jaboticabal/SP. 
  12. Lopes, M.C.; Silva, N.J.R.; Casarini, L.M.; Gonçalves, F.H.; HENRIQUES, M.B. 2013. Induced spawning of lambari Deuterodon iguape with carp pituitary extract. Boletim Técnico-Científico do CEPNOR, v.13, p9-13. 
  13. Silva, N.J.R.; Lopes, M.C.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Gonsales, G.Z.; Henriques, M.B. 2011. Evaluation of the market potential for lambari in the greater Santos area. Informações Econômicas, v. 41, p. 5-17. 
  14. Gonçalves, F.H..; Silva, N.J.R.; Henriques, M.B. 2011. Technical and economic feasibility of the polyculture of Lambari from Atlantic Forest (Deuterodon iguape) and Nile Tilapia. In: III EPGIP, São Paulo/SP. 
  15. Gonçalves, F. H.; Galerani, G. 2008. Diet and trophic ecology of Larimus breviceps (Cuvier, 1830) (Perciformes-Scianidae) from bottom gill nets fisheries in São Paulo State, Brazil. Undergrad Dissertation. 
  16. Palanch-Hans, M.F.; Moser, G.A.O.; Belém, A.L.; Larisca, J.B.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Okuda, F.S.; Caparroz, L.E.; Kolling, J.A.; Banzato, B.M. 2008. Toxicity evaluation of the elutriate fraction of the sediment from Santos harbor. In: X Brazilian Ecotoxicology Conference, Bento Gonçalves/RS. 4 Fernando H. Gonçalves, MSc, PhD Page
  17. Gonçalves, F. H.; Banzato, B. M.; Deus Filho; Caparroz, L. E.; Pires, R. S.; Soares, C. L.; Okuda, F. S.; Palanch-Hans, M. F.; Belém, A. L.; Moser, G. A. O. 2008. Characterization of the trophic-toxic potential of the estuarine channel of Santos in a neap tide. In: III CBO, 2008, Fortaleza/CE. 
  18. Gonçalves, F. H.; Deus Filho; Banzato, B. M.; Caparroz, L. E.; Pires, R. S.; Soares, C. L.; Okuda, F. S.; Moser, G. A. O.; Palanch-Hans, M. F.; Belém, A. L. 2008. Study and characterization of the physical environment in the estuarine complex of Santos with emphasis on the middle estuary region. In: III CBO, Fortaleza/CE. 
  19. Banzato, B.M.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Santos, G.L.; Chimello Neto, A.; Dias, D.F.; Santos, D.M.; Perreira, G.M.B.; Kolling, J.A.; Bass, L.M.; Cetara, R.P.; Soares, J.A. 2007. Metabolism of Santos estuary over two complete tidal cycles, rainy season 2006. In: XII COLACMAR, Florianópolis/SC. 
  20. Soares, C.L.; Gonçalves, F.H.; Takao, V.S.; Deus Filho; Boralli, F.M.; Okuda, F.S.; Caparroz, L.E.; Castro, A.R.; Kyomoto, D.; Larisca, J.B.; Tavares, R.V.; Mantellato, M.C.; Moser, G.A.O.; Massuda, L. 2007. Phytoplankton biomass and zooplankton community analysis of the Santos estuary (SP), during two tidal cycles, rainy season 2006. In: XII COLACMAR, Florianópolis/SC.