Ratana Chuenpagdee

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL 
A1B 3X9

Office: IIC-3063
Tel: (709) 864-3157
Fax: (709) 864-3119

E mail: ratanac[at]mun[dot]ca


Sustainable Communities & Regions

Globalization, Economy & Resources

Health & Well-being

Research Websites:

TBTI-Too Big To Ignore

OFI-Ocean Frontier Institute

Principal Investigator (PI)

• Transdisciplinary capacity building to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines (funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, October 2019 – December 2020, USD 80,000)

• Too Big To Ignore: Pathways to sustainable small-scale fisheries research (funded by Oak Foundation, July 2019 – June 2023, CAD 530,474)

• Informing governance responses in a changing ocean – Ocean Frontier Institute (funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund, April 2017 – March 2022, CAD 1,769,180)

• Dried Fish Matters: Mapping the social economy of dried fish in South and Southeast Asia for enhanced wellbeing and nutrition (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, March 2018 – March 2025, CAD 2,492,020)


B.Sc. (1984) Marine Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
M.Sc. (1987) Fisheries Management and Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
M.Sc. (1990) Fisheries Biology, University of North Wales, Bangor, UK (First class)
Ph.D. (1998) Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Selected Publications (Last five years)

  • Chuenpagdee, R., De La Cruz-Modino, R., Barragán-Paladines, M.J., Glikman, J.A., Fraga, J., Jentoft, S., Pascual-Fernández, J.J. 2019. Governing from images: Marine protected areas as case illustrations. Journal for Nature Conservation 53 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2019.125756
  • Said, A., Chuenpagdee, R. 2019. Aligning the sustainable development goals to the small-scale fisheries guidelines: A case for EU fisheries governance. Marine Policy 107 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103599
  • Schuhbauer, A., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Chuenpagdee, R., Sumaila, U.R. 2019. Assessing the economic viability of small-scale fisheries: an example from Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 617-618: 365-376. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12942
  • Leis, M.O., Devillers, R., Medeiros, R. P., Chuenpagdee, R. 2019. Mapping fishers’ perceptions of marine conservation in Brazil: an exploratory approach. Ocean & Coastal Management 167: 32-41.
  • Chuenpagdee, R. 2018. Too big to fail: An essay about Svein Jentoft’s engagement in small-scale fisheries research and development of the interactive governance theory. Maritime Studies 17(3): 305-314. DOI: 10.1007/s40152-018-0114-8
  • Pascual-Fernandez, J.J., De la Cruz Modino, R., Chuenpagdee, R., and Jentoft. S. 2018. Synergy as strategy: learning from La Restinga, Canary Islands. Maritime Studies https://doi.org/10.1007/s40152-018-0091-y
  • Chuenpagdee, R. and Jentoft, S. 2018. Transforming the governance of small-scale fisheries. Maritime Studies 17(1): 101-115 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40152-018-0087-7
  • Barragan-Paladines, M.J., Chuenpagdee, R. 2017. A step zero analysis of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Coastal Management. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1345606
  • Chuenpagdee, R., Rocklin, D., Bishop, D., Hynes, M., Greene, R., Lorenzi, M.R., Devillers, R. 2017. The global information system on small-scale fisheries (ISSF): A crowdsourced knowledge platform. Marine Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.018
  • Schuhbauer, A., Chuenpagdee, R., Cheung, W., Greer, K, Sumaila, U.R. 2017. How subsidies affect economic viability of small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.013
  • Poitevin DesRivières, C., Chuenpagdee, R., Mather, C. 2017. Reconnecting people, place, and nature: examining alternative food networks in Newfoundland’s fisheries. Agriculture & Food Security 6:33
  • Song, A.M. Scholtens, J., Stephen, J., Bavinck, M., Chuenpagdee R. 2017. Transboundary research in fisheries. Marine Policy 76: 8-18.
  • Luomba, J., Chuenpagdee, R., Song, A.M. 2016. A bottom-up understanding of illegal, unreported, and unregulated Fishing in Lake Victoria. Sustainability 8, 1062; doi:10.3390/su8101062
  • Bundy, A., Chuenpagdee, R., Cooley, S.R., Glaeser, B. and McManus, L.T. 2016. Global change, ensuring vulnerabilities, and social responses in marine environments. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-015-0906-y.

Edited books:

  • Chuenpagdee, R. and Jentoft S. (editors). 2018. Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Analysis and Practice. MARE Publication Series 21, Springer, Switzerland.
  • Salas, S., Barragán-Paladines, M.J., and Chuenpagdee, R. (editors). 2018. Viability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. MARE Publication Series 19, Springer, Switzerland.
  • Jentoft, S., Chuenpagdee, R., Barragán-Paladines, M.J., Franz, N. (editors). 2017. The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation. MARE Publication Series 14, Springer, Switzerland.
  • Jentoft, S. and Chuenpagdee, R. (editors). 2015. Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections. MARE Publication Series 13, Springer, Switzerland.