I have a background in Biology and a master’s degree in Ecology at the National Institute for Amazonian Researches (INPA). During my masters I have worked with ethnoecology in rural Amazonian communities. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the Ecology department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN/Brazil). My thesis is about fisheries co-management in the Amazon region, addressing ecological, economic and social aspects. More specifically, I am studying the arapaima (Arapaima sp.) co-management scheme and its impact on the arapaima stocks, the annual income of rural fishing families, and women empowering.