Arne kinds

I obtained a joint PhD in Economics (University of Western Brittany) and Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University) in June 2021. My research focuses on the analysis of ownership and concentration in the fishing industry, and combines quantitative analysis of vessel and quota ownership with the analysis of the institutions of fisheries management.


I strive to understand trends of concentration of fishing capital in terms of both the pragmatic and ideological choices underpinning fisheries management. I hold a bachelor’s in Biology and a joint master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC). During my studies I spent time at the University of the Algarve, the University of Oviedo and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).


I like traveling, playing the guitar, hiking and surfing. I currently live between Ghent and Beirut with my partner Dalia and our daughter Leila.

Research lines

Within the EQUALSEA project, I will be studying vessel ownership, access to fishing opportunities, and financing mechanisms. I am particularly interested in how ownership structures and financing instruments promote (or impede) sustainability and ocean equity.