Small-scale fisheries research @ IMCC4

Originally posted on SAFRN Blog:
The International Marine Conservation Congress 2016 is upon us!  For our fellow small-scale fisheries enthusiasts, we’ve compiled a list of sessions, talks, and posters related to small-scale fisheries research that will be presented. We hope you find it helpful as you navigate the large and varied program! IMCC SSF presentations…

Read all about it: Multi-methods approach for estimating Irrawaddy dolphin bycatch

Officially out in Marine Mammal Science this month – another chapter from the ol’ disseration – Multi-methods approach to characterizing the magnitude, impact, and spatial risk of Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) bycatch in small-scale fisheries in Malampaya Sound, Philippines! Email me to request a copy if you do not have access to Marine Mammal Science. Abstract…

Project: Perspectives on the Future of Vaquita Conservation

The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. It is a tiny porpoise that is found only in the Upper Gulf of California. Its decline has been primarily caused by bycatch, or accidental capture in fishing gear. Efforts to conserve this hapless species have stirred up a veritable maelstrom of controversy and distrust….

Ta-Daaaa: Defense Presentation Video!

Way back in August (actually, exactly 5 months ago), I gave the most important presentation of my life thus far: my dissertation defense.  It was exhilarating to share my research with a wonderful audience of mentors, loved ones, and well-wishers – it meant so much to see a sea of friendly faces who had taken…

Climate Change & Small-scale Fisheries

Originally posted on SAFRN Blog:
One of the great tragedies of climate change is that it will severely impact those who had very little to do with causing the problem.  Natural resource-dependent communities – such as small-scale fisheries – in developing nations face a number of ongoing and potential future threats caused by the actions…

Long story short

(1) It’s been a while since I updated this, because (2) I was busy finishing my PhD, and am now (3) starting my NSF SEES postdoctoral fellowship at CMBC (yes, staying in beloved San Diego!) with Octavio Aburto and the Gulf of California Marine Program, Ratana Chuenpagdee and Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), the Marine…