Amanda Rodrigues currently works at the Instituto Oceanográfico da USP, University of São Paulo. She is studying fisheries economics since 2012. Her doctoral research aims to evaluate the economic performance of major fishing fleets operating in the South Brazil shelf. Amanda is originally a biologist (Mackenzie University) with a MSc degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture (Fisheries Institute, São Paulo). She is currently a PhD candidate in IO-USP where she also collaborates in other research projects. She has large experience in studies related to fisheries and marine resources.Their most recent publication is 'Harvesting costs and revenues: Implication of the performance of open- access industrial fishing fleets off Rio Grande, Brazil'.