Milena Arias Schreiber

I am an environmental scientist working with fisheries sustainability and ocean governance challenges under a social science perspective. I have a PhD degree in Social and Economics sciences from the University of Bremen (Germany) and postdoctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).


I have carried out research in Peru, studying the institutional environment of the industrial anchovy fisheries and in the Baltic Sea where my research has focused mainly on the sustainability and governance of coastal fisheries. I have currently a senior research position at the School of Global Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and a postdoctoral European Union´s Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.


My research in Sweden focuses currently on the potential of seafood re-localization and pluri-activity for the valorisation of small-scale fisheries in coastal rural development. In Galicia, I am working on the identification and analysis of the contribution of socio-cultural values of small-scale shellfish gathering (marisqueo).

Research lines

Ocean governance, social sustainability, small-scale/coastal fisheries, socio-cultural values, values and fisheries conflicts, transdiciplinary research