Issue 19
Monday, 06 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Co-editors CDU Associate Professor Natasha Stacey, University of Manitoba Associate Professor Derek Johnson,and University of Greenwich Reader in Human Geography Dr Tim Acott
Co-editors CDU Associate Professor Natasha Stacey, University of Manitoba Associate Professor Derek Johnson,and University of Greenwich Reader in Human Geography Dr Tim Acott

Book details global fisheries research

By Leanne Miles

Researchers from the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods have launched a book that highlights the important social and cultural values, benefits and contributions of small-scale fisheries around the world.

Co-editor Associate Professor Natasha Stacey said “Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries” was the first book-length review of social wellbeing approaches to small-scale fisheries in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

“The review of case studies indicates that social and cultural values are at least as important if not more so than economic considerations in fisher and non-fisher assessments of the contributions of small-scale fisheries,” Dr Stacey said.

“We hope it will help inform and stimulate debate and further research about how to measure the contributions of small-scale fisheries.”

She said the book also included discussion points for research, policy and management and links with key recommendations from the Food and Aquaculture Organisation of the United Nations Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines.

“These are relevant in Australian and the Northern Territory contexts for Indigenous small-scale fisheries in particular, whose societal benefits and contributions have been undervalued to date,” she said.

The book was a collaboration between co-editors from the University of Manitoba, the University of Greenwich and the Imperial College London, with chapter contributions from the Too Big to Ignore (toobigtoignore.net) global research network and knowledge mobilisation partnership.

For more information visit W: springer.com/gp/book/9783319607498