Alicia Said is the Director for Fisheries, within the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the Ministry for Fisheries, Agriculture and Animal Rights, in Malta. She is responsible for research, policy and strategic development of the fisheries sector. She holds a PhD in Human Ecology from the University of Kent (UK) and has recently finished a post-doctoral fellowship at AMURE- IFREMER, Brest (France). Between 2017 and 2018 she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. Her research interests include resource governance, socio-economic and socio-ecological resilience, and sustainable livelihoods in the context of small-scale and artisanal fisheries in islands-based fisheries. Alicia has authored various peer-reviewed articles for high impact journals focusing on a diversity of topics related to fisheries. She has delved into the implications of marine policy initiatives on the sustainability of the small-scale fishing sectors as part of her doctoral research. Then, with the Too Big To Ignore Global Partnership for Small-Scale fisheries research, she has conducted regional and global research on the governance of different fishing communities by fostering the development of a governability index and progressing on a systematic approach towards transdisciplinary fisheries research. Recently she has investigated access to resource matters in the island of Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean, and coordinated an interdisciplinary research project on Mediterranean small-scale fisheries.