Svein Jentoft is a sociologist and a professor at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway. He has been a prominent figure in the marine social sciences. 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. The list of his publications is impressive, as is the extent to which his work is cited. Suffice to say, he has published more than 25 books and numerous journal articles on fisheries and coastal governance. Among his colleagues in the Norwegian College of Fishery Science at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, he is not only respected as a productive researcher but also as one of the best supervisors of students and young academics around.