[Coral-List] Request for a student

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Apr 5 12:31:06 EDT 2013

Hi Dennis,

Here are some early readings:
Polunin NV, Roberts C eds. (1996) Reef Fisheries (Fish & Fisheries Series).
Johannes RE (1992) Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau
District of Micronesia. University of California Press 
Johannes RE ed. (1989) Traditional Ecological Knowledge: A Collection of
Essays. IUCN

Many more that were published subsequently. The literature on this is quite

BTW, I always say "Social science is not rocket science, it is far more
complex and difficult."


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Subject: [Coral-List] Request for a student

I have an undergraduate student (double major bio-geo) who is interested in
fisheries. He is putting together a proposal to examine the role that local
traditions play (or don't) in the fisheries management practices of Tonga,
Samoa and Maori (or other spots in the region). Might anyone have any
recommendations on where he might start to look for information? Or even
better, might anyone have contacts (NGO, management agency; tribal leaders)
he could use to see whether what he is thinking about might be practical (he
wants to actually spend time living and working with the local communities
and fishers in these places)? Given all the back-and-forth about about
social versus natural versus hard versus soft science, I sense that there
are many folks lurking on the list who would be able to help someone get
started doing what we've been talking about . This is for a Watson
Fellowship that would occur after his senior year (a year from now).
He's a very bright and diligent student.... still with the idealism that's
been beaten out of most of us.

Feel free to contact me off-line.... and thanks!


Dennis Hubbard
Dept of Geology-Oberlin College Oberlin OH 44074
(440) 775-8346

* "When you get on the wrong train.... every stop is the wrong stop"*
Benjamin Stein: "*Ludes, A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream*"
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