Dr. López studied Fisheries Engineering at the National University of Tumbes, Peru, and graduated in 2001. He then joined the research group of Dr. Massaut at the National Center for Aquaculture and Marine Research (CENAIM-ESPOL), Ecuador. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 at the Center of Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE), Mexico. After three years of a postdoctoral fellowship at CIGOM consortium, Mexico, he obtained an Associate Researcher position at CIGOM-CICESE. Currently, Dr. López is an Associate Researcher at the National University of Santa, Peru, and has published more than 15 research articles in peer-review journals.