[Coral-List] Call for Papers: Beyond Fish Stocks: Towards Socially Sustainable Fisheries

Kanwal D kanwald at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 18:59:31 EST 2013

*Canadian Association of Geographers 2013 St. John's, Newfoundland* *August
11-15, 2013*
 *Call for Papers:** Beyond Fish Stocks: Towards Socially Sustainable
Fisheries *

Conventional fisheries management has often neglected the human dimension
of fisheries, over-focusing on target species’ status at the stock level.
Criticism grew as this approach resulted in ecosystem perturbations,
discards and by-catch waste, environmental degradation, significant stock
declines and a list of notorious catastrophic stock collapses. This bleak
track record has been accompanied by conflict and has caused hardship to
local resource users and communities, raising serious questions about
legitimacy, equity and social resilience. Disenchantment motivated a shift
in fisheries management towards more inclusive approaches which recognize
the legitimacy of multiple perspectives and the value of local and
traditional knowledge*. *While these are important advances, there is still
much to do to achieve socially sustainable fisheries that fully address
social, economic and cultural needs of resource users, local communities
and stakeholders in general. We welcome papers that present case-studies or
critical discussions providing a reflection on the way forward in improving
the social sustainability of fisheries.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

·         Reconciling different perspectives in fisheries management

·         Integrating/combining local or traditional knowledge with
fisheries science

·         Co-production of knowledge

·         Fisheries governance: (adaptive) co-management, community-based
management, devolution and power issues

·         Collaborative or community-based monitoring

·         Conflict resolution

We encourage geographers, as well as researchers from related disciplines,
to share their experience and insights.

*Instructions:* Please forward a title, abstract (max. 200 words), and
author information directly to Annie Lalancette (annie.lalancette at gmail.com)
and Kanwaljeet Dewan (kanwald at gmail.com) prior to March 1st. Upon
acceptance to the special session, and by March 15, contributors will also
have to submit their abstracts directly through the CAG 2013 Conference
website (http://www.mun.ca/cag2013/abstracts.php).

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