Memorial Presents: What is the Future of the Inshore Fishery?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 7:30 PM NST

Innovation Hall (IIC-2001)
Bruneau Centre for Innovation and Research Memorial University, St. John’s Campus

Production and recording support provided by DELTS


The inshore fishery is the backbone of rural Newfoundland and Labrador, but it is under pressure from various sides: an aging workforce, rural depopulation, economies of scale which favour large industrialized operations, and depleted fish stocks, among other factors. How are these pressures likely to affect our small-scale fishery, and in turn, the rural parts of the province?

The forum will feature a panel of leading researchers and practitioners in issues related to small-scale fisheries:

  • Naseegh Jaffer, Masifundise, South Africa
  • Mohamed Munas, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka
  • Svein Jentoft, University of Tromso, Norway
  • Constanza Ribot, Comunidad y Biodiversidad, Mexico
  • Evelyn Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Join us as our panelists share their stories, discuss common challenges of inshore fisheries on a global scale, and share possible solutions.

This event is presented in partnership with Too Big to Ignore, a new research network and knowledge mobilization partnership established to rectify the marginalization of small-scale fisheries in national and international policies, and to develop research and governance capacity to address global fisheries challenges.