Group:AtlantECO, Cephs and Chefs (2018-2020), EQUITY IN THE OCTOPUS VALUE CHAIN IN KENYA, ERC - EqualSea, NET-TAG+
Katina Roumbedakis is a Research Associate linked to the project EQUALSEA – “Transformative adaptation towards ocean equity” at CRETUS, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. She is a biologist with Master (2011) and PhD (2019) in Aquaculture by the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, and PhD Stage at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico. Her research has increasingly been interdisciplinary and is guided to improve small-scale fisheries sustainability, marine resource management, governance and communities livelihoods and social equity. She is a member of the Working Groups on Cephalopod Fisheries and Life History (WGCEPH) and Social Indicators (WGSOCIAL) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
Along her career, Katina has collaborated with researchers from several institutions worldwide, organising and teaching courses, supervising students and participating in evaluation committees and outreach activities. At the EqualSea Lab, she is contributing yo map and evaluate transformative initiatives, analyse the perceptions of equity in fishing communities and assess vulnerability along small-scale fisheries value chains.
Research lines and interests include sustainable use of marine resources, fisheries socio-economics, fisheries management, small-scale fisheries, animal welfare, marine conservation, and ocean equity.