Santiago De la Puente Jeri


Thesis Topic

Can integrated ecological-economic models help operationalize ecosystem-based fisheries management?


Villy Christensen


BSc, Sciences, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lic., Biology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
MSc, Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of British Columbia

Research Unit

Global Oceans Modelling (GOM)


I am a Peruvian researcher that has been studying the ecological and human dimensions of the Humboldt Current, with emphasis on fisheries economics and governance. Before joining the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia as a graduate student, I worked as associate researcher at Centre for Environmental Sustainability of the Cayetano Heredia University in Peru (2010-2015), and at Inteligencia Financiera SAC (2014-2015); as consultant for OCEANA-Peru (2016), the GEF-UNDP Project: “Towards the ecosystem based management of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem” (2013-2015), the Peruvian Ministry of Production (2014), the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment (2013), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2013); and, as fisheries advisor to the Vice-Minister of Fisheries at the Peruvian Ministry of Production (2012).

My research interests include: [1] Ecological modelling, [2] Integrated ecological-economic models, [3] Seafood value chains, [4] Ecosystem-based fisheries management, [5] Economic valuation of ecosystem services, [6] Small-scale fisheries, [7] Fisheries economics, [8] Fisheries law, [9] Reduction fisheries, [10] Food security and nutrition.


COSMOS International Graduate Travel Award
Ocean Leaders Fellowship

Selected Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals:
De la Puente, S., López de la Lama, R., Benavente, S., Sueiro, J.C., Pauly, D. (2020). Growing Into Poverty: Reconstructing Peruvian Small-Scale Fishing Effort Between 1950 and 2018. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:681. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00681

López de la Lama, R., De la Puente, S., Valdés-Velásquez, A. (2020). Bringing sustainable seafood back to the table: exploring chefs’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in Peru. Oryx 54(4): 520-528. doi: 10.1017/S0030605318000273

Cashion, T., De la Puente, S., Belhabib, D., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., Sumaila, U.R. (2018). Establishing company level fishing revenue and profit losses from fisheries: A bottom-up approach. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207768. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0207768

Konecny, K., Fladmark, V., & De la Puente, S. (2018). Towards cleaner shores: Assessing the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’s most recent data on volunteer engagement and litter removal along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135: 411-417. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.036

López de la Lama, R., De la Puente, S., & Riveros, J.C. (2018). Attitudes and misconceptions towards sharks and shark meat consumption along the Peruvian coast. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202971. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202971

Adkesson, M.J., Levengood, J.M., Scott, J.W., Schaeffer, D.J., Langan, J.N., Cárdenas-Alayza, S., De la Puente, S., Majluf, P., Yi, S. (2018). Assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the blood of Humboldt Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) from the Punta San Juan Marine Protected Area, Peru. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(2): 304-314. doi: 10.7589/2016-12-270

Majluf, P., De la Puente, S. & Christensen, V. (2017). The little fish that can feed the world. Fish and Fisheries 18(4): 772-777. doi: 10.1111/faf.12206

Trathan, P.N., García-Borboroglu, P., Boersma, P.D., Bost, C.A., Crawford, R.J.M., Crossin, G.T., Cuthbert, R.J., Dann., P., Davis, L.S., De la Puente, S., Ellenberg, U., Lynch, H.J., Mattern, T., Pütz, K., Seddon, P.J., Trivelpice, W. & Wienecke, B. (2015). Pollution, hábitat loss, fishing and climate change as critical threats to penguins. Conservation Biology 21(1): 31-41. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12349

Christensen, V., De la Puente, S., Sueiro, J.C. Steenbeek, J. & Majluf, P. (2014). Valuing the Peruvian fisheries sector. Marine Policy 44: 302-311. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.09.022

Book chapters:
De la Puente, S., López de la Lama, R. (2019). Industrial fisheries in Latin America: Challenges and lessons from Chile, Mexico and Peru. pp 15-32. In Ruiz Muller, M., Oyanedel, R., Monteferri, B. (Eds.) Marine and fisheries policies in Latin America: a comparison of selected countries. Routledge, New York, ISBN: 9781138386921.

De la Puente, S., Bussalleu, A., Cardeña, M., Valdés-Velásquez, A., Majluf, P., & Simeone, A. (2013). Humboldt Penguins. pp 265-284. In García Borboroglu, P.G., Boersma, P.D. (Eds.) Penguins: Natural History and Conservation. University of Washington Press, Seattle & London, ISBN: 978-0295992846



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