Hugo serves as the Vice-Chancellor of Management and Finance at the University of Talca, in Chile. A fisheries economist by training, his research interests focus on the use of property rights to manage fisheries, as well as the use of economic incentives for environmental regulation. In his new research partnership with the Chilean Interdisciplinary Center for AquacultureResearch (INCAR), he uses empirical methods to investigate the socio-economic sustainability of aquaculture. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2008, having previously obtained a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in Environmental Economics in Chile. Hugo has been collaborating with SFG since 2010, working with Chris Costello and Steve Gaines on research related to the use of MPAs to manage transboundary fisheries in Latin America. He has taught courses and advised Master and Ph.D. students at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB.