Dr. Svein Jentoft is a sociologist and a professor at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway. Throughout his career he has worked extensively on fisheries and coastal issues, including resource management, industrial organization and community development in his native Norway as well as in many other countries. Jentoft has published more than 25 books and numerous journal articles on fisheries and coastal governance and is currently active member and cluster leader within the Too Big To Ignore small-scale fisheries research partnership. He was also involved in the development of the International Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines endorsed by FAO member states in 2014. His most recent book is “Interactive governance for small-scale fisheries: global reflections”, co-edited with Ratana Chuenpagdee and published by Springer this year.