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Fisheries Policy and Management: A Critical History

Dr. Dean Bavington is Canada Research Chair in Environmental History, and Assistant Professor in the Geography and History Departments of Nipissing University. In this presentation, Bavington explores the worship of science and the dismissal of fish harvesters qualitative knowledge, using the Newfoundland cod fishery as an example.

Cod: Renewing a Bountiful Catch

Fish harvesters and scientists describe the abundance of cod stocks in Newfoundland and Labrador waters pre-1990s and what all of us can do to help with recovery of this important species. Intended as a tool to encourage discussion, this 17-minute video by Intervale Associates is suitable for workshops and classroom use.

Fisheries Co-Management

Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton is a maritime anthropologist who has integrated common property theory and cultural/political ecology to consider the role communities play in the management of adjacent renewable natural resources. She has played a key role in developing the theory and practice of powersharing and stewardship through co-management agreements.

In this video, Pinkerton discusses co-management as it is practiced in the fishery.

Reflections on Fisheries Research

Dr. Bonnie McCay is Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor at Rutgers University, where she chairs the Department of Human Ecology. She is an ecological and cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of coastal and maritime socio-ecological systems, bringing together social and biological sciences to focus on issues in marine and ocean management.

In this video, Bonnie McCay reflects on decades of experience doing research on Fogo Island fisheries. The original presentation was made on October 26, 2009 at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Are Humans Unsustainable by Nature?

Dr. William Rees is a 2007 Trudeau Fellow at University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. He founded the School's Environment and Resource Planning concentration. His research focuses on policy implications of environmental trends, and on the preconditions for sustainable development.

In this Trudeau Lecture, Dr. Rees asks the question: "Are Humans Unsustainable by Nature?" The original presentation was made on January 28, 2009, at Memorial University of Newfoundland.