Cristina B. Pita
- Researcher ID: E-4280-2015
- ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1824-3396
- Department: CESAM - Ambiente e Planeamento
- Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
- ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(pita c) AND Address=(aberdeen OR ualg OR CESAM)
Socio-economics of fisheries
Cultural aspects of fisheries
Marine Protected Areas
Public participation processes and governance
Market initiatives to increase the added-value of captures (e.g. certification and labelling schemes)
2003 | MSc in Marine and Coastal Studies, University of the Algarve, Portugal
1998 | Honours Degree in Marine Biology: Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of the Algarve, Portugal
2017 - present | Co-leader of CESAM’s research line Marine Ecosystems & Resources (MER).
2017 - present | Co-leader of the Coastal and Ocean Planning and Governance (COPING) group in the Department of Environment and Planning.
2016 - present | Member of the Management Committee of the COST action OCEANGOV (Action CA15217).
2017 - present | Vice-leader of the WG on “Governance of MPAs” in COST action MARCONS (OC-2015-1-19601).
2018 - present | Member of the Scientific committees ICES-WGSOCIAL (WG on social indicators), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
2016 - present | Member of the Scientific committees ICES-WGRMES (WG on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
2014 - present | Member of the Scientific committees ICES-WGCEPH (WG on cephalopod Fisheries and Life History), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
2015 - present | Member of SIHD (Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessment), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).
2012 - present | Member of the international network Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), leading the market opportunities cluster.
2016 - present | Member of ECOMAR-CYTED Ibero-American network.
2015 - 2018 | Auxiliary Researcher at CESAM/University of Aveiro (UA).
Cristina Pita is an Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro (UA) and Principal Researcher at CESAM/UA since December 2015. She is the co-leader of CESAM’s research line Marine Ecosystems & Resources (MER) and co-leader of the Coastal and Ocean Planning and Governance (COPING) group in the Department of Environment and Planning. She is an expert of the National Hub (Portugal) for the Atlantic Action Plan, and has been recently invited to integrate the pool of national experts for the United Nations World Ocean Assessment (UN-WOAII), as an expert in socioeconomic aspects of fisheries. She is a member of the Management Committee of the COST action OCEANGOV (Action CA15217) and vice-leader of the WG on “Governance of MPAs” in COST action MARCONS (OC-2015-1-19601). She also takes part on several committees at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (WGSOCIAL, WGRMES, WGCEPH, SIHD). She is also part of several international networks (TBTI international network, ECOMAR-CYTED Ibero-American network). Her research has been related to fisheries and coastal areas, focusing on governability, MPAs, fisher organizations and small-scale fisheries markets. She is currently the PI in UA of 7 national and international projects, with a total value of €8.59 million (having captured €835.8 thousand to UA). She has contributed to 36 ISI-indexed publications, 9 book chapters, and 2 Technical Reports for the European Parliament.
Graziano M., Fox C.J., Alexander K., Pita C., Heymans J.J., Crumlish M., Hughes A., Ghanawi J., Cannella L. (2018) Environmental and socio-political shocks to the seafood sector: What does this mean for resilience? Lessons from two UK case studies, 1945-2016. MARINE POLICY, 87, 301-313. See more
Lloret J., Cowx I.G., Cabral H., Castro M., Font T., Goncalves J.M.S., Gordoa A., Hoefnagel E., Matic-Skoko S., Mikkelsen E., Morales-Nin B., Moutopoulos D.K., Munoz M., dos Santos M.N., Pintassilgo P., Pita C., Stergiou K.I., Unal V., Veiga P., Erzini K. (2018) Small-scale coastal fisheries in European Seas are not what they were: Ecological, social and economic changes. MARINE POLICY, 98, 176-186. See more
Pita P., Hyder K., Gomes P., Pita C., Rangel M., Veiga P., Vingada J., Villasante S. (2018) Economic, social and ecological attributes of marine recreational fisheries in Galicia, Spain. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 208, 58-69. See more
Rangel, M., Pita, C., Oliveira, M., Guimarães, M.H., Sonderblohm, C., Antunes, A., Barreto, A., Monteiro, P., Oliveira, F., Pereira, L., Gonçalves, J.M., Pierce, G.J., Erzini, K. (2018) Do fisher association really represent their members’ needs and opinions? The case study of the octopus fishery in the Algarve. Marine Policy, See more
Assis J., Goncalves J.M.S., Veiga P., Pita C. (2018) Spearfishing in Portugal: A baseline study on spearfishers' profiles, habits and perceptions towards management measures. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY, 25, ( 6), 417-428. See more
Lillebo A.I., Pita C., Rodrigues J.G., Ramos S., Villasante S. (2017) How can marine ecosystem services support the Blue Growth agenda?. MARINE POLICY, 81, 132-142. See more
Sonderblohm C.P., Guimaraes M.H., Pita C., Rangel M., Pereira J., Goncalves J.M.S., Erzini K. (2017) Participatory assessment of management measures for octopus vulgaris pot and trap fishery from southern Portugal. MARINE POLICY, 75, 133-142. See more
Rodrigues J.G., Conides A.J., Rodriguez S.R., Raicevich S., Pita P., Kleisner K.M., Pita C., Lopes P., Roldán V.A., Ramos S.S., Klaoudatos D., Outeiro L., Armstrong C., Teneva L., Stefanski S., Böhnke-Henrichs A., Kruse M., Lillebø A.I., Bennett E.M., Belgrano A., Murillas A., Pinto I.S., Burkhard B., Villasante S. (2017) Marine and Coastal Cultural Ecosystem Services: knowledge gaps and research priorities. One Ecosystem 2: E12290, See more
Pita P., Artetxe I., Diogo H., Gomes P., Gordoa A., Hyder K., Pereira J., Pita C., Rangel M., Garcia-Rodrigues J., Sague O., Veiga P., Vingada J., Villasante S. (2017) Research and management priorities for Atlantic marine recreational fisheries in Southern Europe. MARINE POLICY, 86, 1-8. See more
Outeiro, L., Ojea, E., Garcia Rodrigues, J., Himes-Cornell, A., Belgrano, A., Liu, Y., Cabecinha, E., Pita, C., Macho, G., Villasante, S. (2017) The role of non-natural capital in the co-production of marine ecosystem services. International Journal Of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13, ( 3), 35-50. See more
Link J.S., Thebaud O., Smith D.C., Smith A.D.M., Schmidt J., Rice J., Poos J.J., Pita C., Lipton D., Kraan M., Frusher S., Doyen L., Cudennec A., Criddle K., Bailly D. (2017) Keeping Humans in the Ecosystem. ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, 74, ( 7), 1947-1956. See more
Veiga P., Pita C., Rangel M., Goncalves J.M.S., Campos A., Fernandes P.G., Sala A., Virgili M., Lucchetti A., Brcic J., Villasante S., Ballesteros M.A., Chapela R., Santiago J.L., Agnarsson S., Ouml;gmundarson O., Erzini K. (2016) The EU landing obligation and European small-scale fisheries: What are the odds for success?. MARINE POLICY, 64, 64-71. See more
Paudel S., Levesque J.C., Saavedra C., Pita C., Pal P. (2016) Characterization of the artisanal fishing communities in Nepal and potential implications for the conservation and management of Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica). PEERJ, 4, See more
Potts T., Pita C., O'Higgins T., Mee L. (2016) Who cares? European attitudes towards marine and coastal environments. MARINE POLICY, 72, 59-66. See more
Villasante S., Pita C., Pierce G.J., Guimerans C.P., Rodrigues J.G., Antelo M., Da Rocha J.M., Cutrin J.G., Hastie L., Sumaila U.R., Coll M. (2016) To land or not to land: How do stakeholders perceive the zero discard policy in European small-scale fisheries?. MARINE POLICY, 71, 166-174. See more
Gamito R., Pita C., Teixeira C., Costa M.J., Cabral H.N. (2016) Trends in landings and vulnerability to climate change in different fleet components in the Portuguese coast. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 181, 93-101. See more
Villasante S., Pierce G.J., Pita C., Guimerans C.P., Rodrigues J.G., Antelo M., Da Rocha J.M., Cutrini J.G., Hastie L.C., Veiga P., Sumaila U.R., Coll M. (2016) Fishers' perceptions about the EU discards policy and its economic impact on small-scale fisheries in Galicia (North West Spain). ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 130, 130-138. See more
Morton J., Ariza E., Halliday M., Pita C. (2016) Valuing the wild salmon fisheries of Scotland: The social and political dimensions of management. MARINE POLICY, 73, 35-45. See more
Leite L., Pita C. (2016) Review of participatory fisheries management arrangements in the European Union. MARINE POLICY, 74, 268-278. See more
Pita C., Eleftheriou M., Fernandez-Borras J., Goncalves S., Mente E., Santos M.B., Seixas S., Pierce G.J. (2015) Generic skills needs for graduate employment in the aquaculture, fisheries and related sectors in Europe. AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL, 23, ( 3), 767-786. See more
Rangel M.O., Pita C.B., Goncalves J.M.S., Oliveira F., Costa C., Erzini K. (2015) Eco-touristic snorkelling routes at Marinha beach (Algarve): Environmental education and human impacts. MARINE POLICY, 60, 62-69. See more
Rangel M.O., Pita C.B., Goncalves J.M.S., Oliveira F., Costa C., Erzini K. (2014) Developing self-guided scuba dive routes in the Algarve (Portugal) and analysing visitors' perceptions. Marine Policy, 45, 194-203. See more
Goetz S., Read F.L., Santos M.B., Pita C., Pierce G.J. (2014) Cetaceanfishery interactions in Galicia (NW Spain): results and management implications of a face-to-face interview survey of local fishers. ICES Journal Of Marine Science, 71, ( 3), 604-617. See more
Rodhouse P.G.K., Pierce G.J., Nichols O.C., Sauer W.H.H., Arkhipkin A.I., Laptikhovsky V.V., Lipinski M.R., Ramos J.E., Gras M., Kidokoro H., Sadayasu K., Pereira J., Lefkaditou E., Pita C., Gasalla M., Haimovici M., Sakai M., Downey N. (2014) Environmental Effects on Cephalopod Population Dynamics: Implications for Management of Fisheries. ADVANCES IN CEPHALOPOD SCIENCE: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, CULTIVATION AND FISHERIES, 67, 99-233. 978-0-12-800287-2. See more
Veiga P., Pita C., Ribeiro J., Ditton R. , Gonçalves J., Erzini K. (2013) Attitudes of recreational shore anglers towards the implementation of saltwater fishing regulation: the case of southern Portugal. Marine Policy, 40, 53-63. See more
Pita C., Theodossiou I., Pierce G.J. (2013) The perceptions of Scottish inshore fishers about marine protected areas. Marine Policy, 37, 254-263. See more
Mente E. , Karalazos V., Karapanagiotidis I.T., Pita C. (2011) Nutrition in organic aquaculture: an inquiry and a discourse. Aquaculture Nutrition, 17, ( 4), 798-817. See more
Rangel M., Pita C., Gonçalves J., Leite L. , Costa C., Erzini K. (2011) Ecotourism snorkelling at Marinha Beach (Algarve). Journal Of Coastal Research, 61, 274-281. See more
Pita C., Pierce G.J., Theodossiou I., Macpherson K. (2011) An overview of commercial fishers' attitudes towards marine protected areas. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 670, ( 1), 289-306. See more
Pita C., Dickey H., Pierce G., Mente E., Theodossiou I. (2010) Willingness for mobility amongst European fishermen. Journal Of Rural Studies , 26, 308-319. See more
Pita C., Pierce G., Theodossiou I. (2010) Stakeholders’ participation in the fisheries management decision-making process: Fishers’ perceptions of participation. Marine Policy , 34, 1093-1102. See more
Pita C., Pierce G.J., Theodossiou I. (2010) Stakeholders' participation in the fisheries management decision-making process: Fishers' perceptions of participation. MARINE POLICY, 34, ( 5), 1093-1102. See more
Pascual-Fernandez, J., Pita, C., Hosupeit, H., Said, A., and Rodrigues, J (2018) Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance. R. Chuenpagdee & S. Jentoft . (EDS.), Springer International Publications. 21, 141-162. 978-3-319-94938-3. See more
Kleiber, D., Frangoudes, K., Snyder, H., Choudhury, A., Cole, S., Soejima, K., Pita, C., Santos, A., McDougall, C., Petrics, H., Porter, M. (2017) The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation. Jentoft, S., Chuenpagdee, R., Barragan-Paladines, M., Franz, N. . (EDS.), 737-759. 978-3-319-55073-2. See more
Pita, C. (2015) Sustainability in the 21st century: the power of dialogue. . Vasconcelos, L.. (EDS.), Lisbon. Fundação Luso-Americana. 109-120. 978-989-8745-58-3.. See more
Pita C. , Katara I. (2015) Conservation Conflicts: Navigating towards solutions. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press Ecological Reviews. 91-93. 9781107017696. See more
Pita, C., Pereira, J., Lourenco, S., Sonderblohm, C., Pierce, G.J. (2015) Governing the Governance of small-scale fisheries: Global reflections. . Jentoft, S. and Chuenpagdee, R. . (EDS.), Springer. 117-132. 978-3-319-17033-6. See more
Pita, C., Silva, A., Prellezo, R., Rocha, J., Andres, M., Uriarte, M. (2014) Biology and ecology of sardines and anchovies. K. Ganias . (EDS.), Hampshire. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Hampshire, USA. 335-366. See more
Pita, C. (2014) Enhancing Stewardship in Small-Scale Fisheries: Practices and Perspectives. McConney, P., Medeiros, R., Pena, M. . (EDS.), CERMES. 112-117. See more
Pierce G., Pierce G., Pita C., Pita C. , Santos B., Santos B., Seixas S., Seixas S. (2012) Contribution towards sustainability. Environmental Education, Communication and sustainability. (EDS.), Peter Lang. See more
Pita, C., Adamidou, A., Belcari, P., Bellido, J.M., Cuccu, D., García Tasende, M., Gonzalez, A., Guerra, A., Lefkaditou, E., Maguire, S., Pereira, J., Robin, J.P., Roel, B., Turnbull, D., Villasante, S., Pierce, G.J. (2015) Small-scale fisheries targeting cephalopods in Europe: socioeconomic importance and management. ICES Annual Science Conference, 21-25 September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark. See more
Pita,C. (2015) Small-scale fisheries in Portugal: current status, challenges and opportunities. . MARE conference People and the Sea, 24-26 June 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2015, See more
Villasante, S., Pazos Guimeráns, C., Rodrigues, J., Antelo, M., Rivero Rodríguez, S., Coll, M., Pita, C., Pierce, G., Hastie, L., Da Rocha, J.M., Sumaila, R (2015) The landing obligation in EU small-scale fisheries. . ICES Annual Science Conference, 21-25 September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark. See more
Rangel, M., Sonderblohm, C., Gonçalves, J., Pereira, J., Pita, C., Erzini, K. (2014) The first steps in the implementation of a Responsive Fishery Management System for the octopus fishery in the Algarve, Portugal. First MARES Conference, Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, November 2014, Olhão, Portugal. See more
Pita, C. (2014) Governability of the small-scale octopus fishery in Portugal. 2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (WSFC): Options & Opportunities for small-scale fisheries, September 2014, Merida, Mexico. 2014, See more
Rangel, M., Pita, C., Gonçalves, J., Oliveira, F., Erzini, K., Costa, C. (2014) Roteiros de mergulho no Algarve (Sul de Portugal): concepção, implementação e análise das percepções dos utilizadores. INVTUR Conference, May 2014, Aveiro, Portugal. See more
Pita, C. (2013) Fishers’ opinions about Marine Protected Areas in Portugal. IMPAC3 conference: International Marine Protected Areas Congress, 21st-25th October 2013, Marseille, France. See more
Pita, C. (2013) Marine Protected Areas in Portugal: Stakeholders’ “images” and implications for management. MESMA final conference, 8-10 October 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. See more
Rangel, M., Pita, C., Oliveira, M., Guimarães, M.H., Sonderblohm, C., Antunes, A., Barreto, A., Monteiro, P., Oliveira, F., Pereira, L., Gonçalves, J.M., Pierce, G.J., Erzini, K. Untangling the tentacles: fisher perceptions on the octopus fishery management in the Algarve. ICES Annual Science Conference, , Copenhagen, Denmark. See more
Villasante, S., Pazos Guimeráns, C., Rodrigues, J., Antelo, M., Rivero Rodríguez, S., Coll, M., Pita, C., Pierce, G., Hastie, L., Da Rocha, J.M., Sumaila, R (2015) Small-scale fisheries and the zero discard target. European Parliament. Directorate-General for Internal Policies. . See more
Co-PI thematic line Marine Ecosystems & Resources (MER), Centre for Environment and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, http://www.cesam.ua.pt/
Co-leader of the Coastal and Ocean Planning and Governance (COPING) Group in the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO), University of Aveiro
Management Committee of the COST Action CA15217 “OceanGov” (Ocean Governance for sustainability – challenges, options and the role of science), member of WG6 (Fisheries governance). OC-2015-2-20171. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Action.....management
vice-leader of WG6 (Governance of MPAs) in the COST Action “MarCons” (Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas). OC-2015-1-19601, http://www.marcons-cost.eu/
Co-leader “market opportunities” cluster in Too Big To Ignore (TBTI). Global partnership for small-scale fisheries research. www.toobigtoignore.net
Member of ICES working group on Social Indicators (WGSOCIAL). International Council for the Exploration of the Seas
Member (and co-proponent) of ICES Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (SIHD). International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES).
Member of ICES working group on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services (WGRMES). International Council for the Exploration of the Seas
Member of ICES working group on cephalopod Fisheries and Life History (WGCEPH). International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES).
Co-proposer and chair of Panel Session "Integrating economic and social sciences in marine ecosystem services research”. ICES Annual Conference. Florida, USA, 18-21 September 2017.
Co-proposer and chair of Panel Session “Gender/women relations within coastal and fisheries communities: from past to present”, MARE conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2017.
Co-proposer and chair of Panel Session “Markets and market opportunities for small-scale fishery products”, MARE conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2017.
Co-organizer, Workshop “Developing a method for understanding coastal community vulnerability in Europe”, financed by EUROMARINE. Brest, France, March 2017
Scientific Board TBTI Symposium on European Small-Scale Fisheries and Global Linkages, June 29 - July 1, 2016, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. http://toobigtoignore.net/tbti-symposium-on-european-small-scale-fisheries-and-global-linkages/
Chair of the session “current knowledge about small-scale fisheries in Europe” and round table “collaboration and partnership for sustainable small-scale fisheries”. TBTI 2016 Symposium on European small-scale fisheries and global linkages. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 29 June- 1July.
Co-organizer, Workshop “Social transformation of small-scale fisheries”, financed by EUROMARINE. Brest, France, February 2016.
Co-convener (with S. Jennings, J. Rice and D. Smith) of MSEAS theme session on "Identifying needs for managing multiple ocean use sectors - policy, management and industry needs" (Theme session A). MSEAS 2016 conference “Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments”. Brest, France, May-June 2016. http://www.ices.dk/news-and-events/symposia/MSEAS/Pages/Theme-session-A.aspx
Co-convener (with D. Bailly, S. Frusher, J. Schmidt and T. Smith) of MSEAS theme session on "Participatory assessment processes: opportunities and challenges" (Theme session D). MSEAS 2016 conference “Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments”. Brest, France, May-June 2016. http://www.ices.dk/news-and-events/symposia/MSEAS/Pages/Theme-session-D.aspx
Co-organizer (with K. Frangoudes, University Bretagne Occidentale) of a workshop financed by EUROMARINE entitled “Social transformation of small-scale fisheries”, held in Brest (France), February 2016.
Co-editor (with J. Pascual-Fernandez & M. Bavinck) of book "Status and resilience of small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: In the shade of the CFP reform and economic crisis". MARE Publication Series, Springer. In progress.
Co-editor (with J. Pascual-Fernandez, G. Pierce & S. Villasante) of special issue "Small-scale fisheries under data-limited contexts”. Marine Policy. In progress.
Co-convener (with J. Pascual-Fernandez, G. Pierce & S. Villasante) of ICES conference theme session on "Small-scale fisheries under data-limited scenarios" (Theme session F). Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2015.
Co-convener (with J. Pascual-Fernandez & M. Bavinck) of MARE conference panel session "Status and resilience of small-Scale Fisheries in Europe". Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2015.
Current and recent Projects (not CESAM related)
2015-2016. ICES Sciences Fund “Social transformation of marine social-ecological systems”. Funded by International Council for the Exploration of the Seas, Science Fund. 2015-2016. DKK 66.216.
2015. European Parliament “Sardine fisheries: resource assessment and social and economic situation”. Commissioned and funded by: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies: Fisheries. EP. 2015 (finished). €13.5K.
2012-2018. Partner. “To Big To Ignore: Global Partnership for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries”. Partnership Grant. Funded by: Partnership Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. $2.498.895 CAD
2014-2016. GOBAMP II “Governance challenges for sustainable small scale fisheries: creating synergies with marine conservation and tourism”. Funded by: Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Spain). €59.3K
2013-2016. Partner. EU project PARASITE “PArasite Risk Assessment with Integrated Tools in EU-fish production value chains”. Collaborative Project. Funded by: Collaborative Project, EU. €210K.
2012-2014. Partner. EU project AQUA-TNET3 “Aquaculture, Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Management TN”. Funded by: Lifelong Learning Programme, EAC-EA, EU. €24.4K
2012. Partner. “The contribution of Marine Protected Areas to protecting highly mobile species in English waters”. ERG1116. Funded by: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). £36K.
2009-2011. Partner. EU project AQUALABS (2009-1-TR1-LEO05-0864). Funded by: Lifelong Learning Programme, EAC-EA, EU. €44.8K.
2008-2009. Partner. 'Economic Value of the Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins'. Funded by: Moray Firth Partnership. £17K.
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