Workshop series with the University of Gothenburg

Topic-specific exchange with short presentations

Artisanal Fisheries

Programme for the Workshop
11:00 – 11:05 Welcome and introduction to the seminar,
Moderator: Deputy Director Sea and Society, Marina Panova, UGOT
11:05 – 11:20 Trade-offs in the management of the Peruvian multi-species fishery under climate change,
Marie-Catherine Riekhof (CAU)
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A session, Moderator
11:30 – 11:45 Artisanal fisheries: The view from Sweden,
Milena Arias Schreiber/Maris Gillette (UGOT)
11:45 – 11:55 Q&A session, Moderator
11:55 – 12:05 break
12:05 – 12:20 Participation and local knowledge integration in international Organizations,
Annegret Kuhn (CAU)
12:20 – 12:30 Q&A session, Moderator
12:30 – 12:45 Small-scale fisheries in the global view of fisheries governance,
Vonintsoa Rafaly (UGOT)
12:45 – 12:55 Q&A session, Moderator
12:55-13:05 General discussion, Moderator

Aim of the workshop
This seminar will focus on the ecological and social sustainabilty of small scale and artisanal fisheries. The seminar is part of a bimonthly workshop series organized by the Centre for Sea and Society and Kiel Marine Science. It is intended to inspire scientific collaboration between Kiel and Gothenburg in relation to upcoming funding opportunities.

Marie-Catherine Riekhof is a professor for Political Economy of Resource Management at Kiel University with a focus on marine and coastal resources. She is the director of the Center for Ocean and Society, where research on the interaction of the ocean and society and a dialogue with the society related to the ocean are conducted.
Maris Boyd Gillette is a professor of anthropology at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. She has been studying Swedish coastal fisheries since 2018. Her interests include traditional and local ecological knowledge, sustainability, the "good fisher," legal and policy environments for small-scale fishing, and stakeholder participation in fisheries management.
Milena Arias Schreiber is a social sciences researcher at the School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg. Her research has focused on the values and governance of small-scale fisheries in the Baltic Sea, the social dimensions of ecosystem-based management and fisher’s motivations to fish. With Maris Gillette, she is studying the potential of seafood relocalization and pluriactivity for the valorization of small-scale fisheries in Swedish coastal rural development. In Spain, she is working on the identification and analysis of socio-cultural contributions of on-foot shellfish collectors Galician women.
Links to Maris and Milenas research project
Fishing for solutions: community economy and sustainable coastal development in Sweden
Sustainable seafood in Sweden's new rural development
Coastal fisheries in Sweden: from a changing sea to a robust science-policy environment
Annegret Kuhn is a political scientist at Kiel University and recently joined the Center for Ocean and Society after five years as research fellow in the Department of Political Science. Her research interest encompasses public participation, local knowledge integration, and questions of the legitimacy of multi-level marine governance.
Vonintsoa Rafaly is a Post doc fellow at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Vonintsoa’s research focuses on how the interest of small-scale fisheries and vulnerable coastal communities are viewed and promoted within international law.

The regular exchange between researchers from Kiel Marine Science (KMS) and the Future Ocean Network with the University of Gothenburg (UGOT), which has been ongoing since the end of 2019, has been so promising that cooperation has been successively intensified. Since then, there has been a regular workshop series between the two universities. Both institutions have synergies and potential areas for joint projects in research and education. The multitude of disciplines involved at both universities and the orientation towards trans- and interdisciplinary research are also arguments for a closer connection.

In brief

  • Frequency: bi-monthly, 2nd Friday of the month
  • Start: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Participation: Members of Kiel Marine Science (KMS), the Future Ocean Network and partner institutions
  • Contact: Nicole Schmidt, , Sinje Dübeler,

About Kiel Marine Science

Kiel Marine Science (KMS), the Center for interdisciplinary marine science at Kiel University, is devoted to excellent and responsible ocean research at the interface between humans and the ocean. The researchers combine their expertise from various natural and social science disciplines to investigate the risks and opportunities that the sea provides for humans. The success of Kiel Marine Science is based on close interdisciplinary cooperation in research and teaching between researchers from seven faculties at Kiel University. Together with actors from outside the scientific community, they work globally and transdisciplinarily on solutions for sustainable use and protection of the ocean.

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