About us

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A healthy marine environment and an informed population engaged in its conservation.


To promote the improvement of the marine environment by encouraging the sustainability of fisheries and other forms of use and minimizing the impacts of pollution through knowledge, education, communication and political intervention.

How it started

Of Sciaena

The unsustainable use of coastal and marine spaces has led to a change in the ecological balance of ecosystems. Over the last few decades, the traditional and centralized view of resource management has not allowed us to leave this cycle of unsustainable exploitation.

Scientific knowledge, based on years of research, is not passed to the common citizen, who inevitably may refuse the rules that he or she does not understand. The identification of these problems and obstacles to a coherent and sustainable management led to the formation of Sciaena. Thus, this association was born from the need for communication and sharing of knowledge and experiences, including various fields of action, from research to management, considering its applicability in marine and coastal areas.

We want to make a difference


Sciaena believes in interdisciplinarity and awareness, in order to create a bridge between scientific knowledge and society, valuing the opinion and activity of all stakeholders, and thus developing measures and action strategies to improve the state of ecosystems, in an integrated manner. Sciaena is an open door to communication, information, training, education and knowledge.

Since our area of ​​intervention is the marine environment, we consider it inevitable, in addition to being essential, the integration of the various layers that influence our scope of intervention, as we all depend on it directly or indirectly:

  • Scientific researchers (biologists, sociologists, economists, environmental engineers, geologists, among others);
  • Users of natural resources in the coastal environment (professional and recreational fishermen, traders and others);
  • Local and regional administration, other local development organizations, tour operators, cultural institutions, private domains and any interested citizen.