EIUI Co-Sponsors Panel on the Concept of Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management Decisions

On 8-9 March 2018, the Environmental Information: Use and Influence research program co-sponsored a visit by Dr. Jennifer Telesca (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York) to Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. At the panel, Dr. Telesca led off with a presentation that drew on her paper “Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks: A Word on Life as Biological Asset” to offer a critique of the concept of fish stock, primarily in relation to decision making by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. She was followed by commentaries by Laureen Schiller, a doctoral candidate at Dalhousie with experience in fisheries management, Dr. Susanna Fuller, marine conservation coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre, and Dr. Ian Stewart, EIUI team member and faculty member in History of Science and Technology at the University of King’s College. For further details, check Ian’s blog post at the website of SSHORE (Social Sciences and Humanities Oceans Research and Education), the main sponsor of the event.