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Centre for Rural Economy/Global Challenges Academy International Seminar

Speaker: Dr Nireka Weeratunge (Research Fellow, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka)

To fish or not to fish: what do sustainability policies mean for households that live by fishing?

  • Date/Time: Wednesday 7 February 2018; 17:30-19:00
  • Venue: Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University

How do artisanal fishing households in developing countries respond to global depletion of stock and to fisheries policies aimed at sustainability? Why do some households keep going, while others seek new ways of making a living? Does this decision mean the same for men and women? How can a social wellbeing approach shed light on these questions?

Dr Weeratunge is an anthropologist with over 25 years' experience of research and development practice across the Asia-Pacific region. Her work focuses on the social and cultural aspects of natural resource use and livelihood strategies in fishing and farming communities. She leads the Sri Lankan team of an international project: "Migration and collectives/networks as pathways out of poverty? Gendered vulnerabilities and capabilities amongst poor fishing communities in Asia".

The seminar is free and open to all but spaces may be limited. To register, please email susan.bradley@ncl.ac.uk


Advance Seminar for Postgraduate Researchers

with Dr Weeratunge

An opportunity to exchange ideas and reflect on your work in a friendly, informal forum

Tuesday 6 February 2018: Agriculture Building Room 3.14 Time to be confirmed

Registration required email: susan.bradley@ncl.ac.uk

published on: 11 September 2017