The social science of fisheries
Adapting research methodologies in the COVID-19 pandemic
UTS researchers and the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center at the University of Washington EarthLab have collaborated in the creation of a resource for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers employing qualitative or mixed methods, whose work is being affected by the current measures in place worldwide restricting mobility, gatherings of people, and face-to-face meetings for interviews.
Valuing Coastal Fisheries
This two-year research study reveals that both social and economic factors must be considered when measuring the value professional fishing delivers to communities.
Read more about the Valuing Coastal Fisheries project.
PNG Bêche-de-Mer Fish Chain
Tropical sea cucumber, called bêche-de-mer (BDM) in its dried form, is a luxury seafood and health food, with its main market in southern China and smaller markets in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. The objective of this study was to conduct a governance analysis that will assist the NFA and other stakeholders to grasp the factors influencing the effectiveness of the new sea cucumber fishery Management Plan.
Read more about the PNG Bêche-de-Mer Fish Chain project.
Social and Economic Evaluation of NSW Coastal Aquaculture
The aquaculture industry contributes to the vitality and viability of rural and regional areas in coastal NSW. This research addresses two key information gaps in the role of aquaculture in coastal communities.
Read more about the Social and Economic Evaluation of NSW Coastal Aquaculture project.
Assessing Tuna Fisheries Governance for Community Wellbeing
The key question addressed in this research project is how the governance of fisheries affects the wellbeing of coastal communities, which we have addressed through conducting case studies of 4 tuna fisheries in Indonesia and Solomon Islands. The aim of the research is to contribute to the development of a methodology for structured and evidence-based decision-making for fisheries policies and projects intending to benefit coastal communities.
Read more about the Assessing Tuna Fisheries Governance for Community Wellbeing project.