*UPDATE* The list of SSF presentations has been updated. It is by no means exhaustive/complete, but the new list has included many more presentations. Thanks to our communications coordinator for poring through the extensive IMCC program! The International Marine Conservation Congress 2016 is upon us! For our fellow small-scale fisheries enthusiasts, we've compiled a list … Continue reading Small-scale fisheries research @ IMCC4
With Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), we at SAFRN are organizing a symposium at the IMCC 2016 on "Conservation and stewardship in small-scale fisheries: Practices and lessons from around the world" (abstract below). We would love to have you submit your abstract by March 7, if you have any insight/experience studying the impacts of small-scale … Continue reading IMCC 2016 Abstracts due March 7: Conservation & Small-scale Fisheries
By: Tara Whitty While we can be confident in assuming that there is a lot we do not yet know about small-scale fisheries (SSF), we don’t necessarily know how much is known. The dispersed and disparate nature of SSF renders them particularly challenging to study. Part of that challenge is that research on these … Continue reading Sharing Information for Small-Scale Fisheries
Last week's Third International Conference on Marine Mammals of Southeast Asia (SEAMAM 3 for short) was a whirlwind of updates and discussion on research and conservation. One issue that stood out clearly was the problem of bycatch, or accidental capture, of marine mammals in small- and large-scale fisheries. It's long been recognized as a major … Continue reading Saving dolphins & Managing small-scale fisheries
Last Thursday, we hosted our first public event – a symposium sharing some of our recent fieldwork with interested members of the San Diego community. This is part of the culmination of our first project, "Coordinating Research for Sustaining Artisanal Fisheries", 2011-2012, funded by the Waitt Foundation. It was wonderful to see many new faces, … Continue reading Our Public Debut!