Fernando González Laxe

Professor of applied economics

Fernando González Laxe has a Doctorate in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1982) with the qualification of outstanding cum laudem.

Currently, and since 1992, he is Professor of Applied Economics at the Universidade da Coruña where he teaches and directs research.

He is director of the Institute of Maritime Studies of the University of Coruña, Editor of the Atlantic Review of Economics and Coordinator of the Quarterly Situation Report of the Galician ECONOMICAL FORUM.

Author of articles on the economy and management of fishery resources in the main specialized journals: Marine Policy, Fish & Fisheries, Ocean & Coastal Management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, British Food Journal, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Maritime Policy & Management, Océanides-CICIMAR , Scientia Maritima, Journal of AgroSocial Studies, Neptunus, etc.

He wrote more than 10 books on Fisheries Economics. Among them, stand out “Economy of the fishing sector” (Ed. Espasa Calpe-1988); “Development and strategy of European fisheries” (Ed. Netbiblo 2022); and “Lessons of Fishing Economy” (Ed. Netbiblo, 2008).

He was General Manager of Fisheries Management of the Government of Spain and President of the Fisheries Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Also, he was a deputy in the Parliament of Galicia, Senator of the Kingdom of Spain and president of Puertos del Estado. Between 1987-1990 he held the presidency of the Xunta de Galicia.

Recently, he was a member of the Organizing Committee of the IIFET-2022 Meeting (International Institute Fisheries Economics and Trade) held in Vigo in July this year.