TBTI at the ICFAS 6 and AFSSRN F1 conference

Members of the TBTI participated in the joint international conference of the Sixth International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (ICFAS 6) and the First Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network Forum (AFSSRN F1) on November 24-26, 2021, via Zoom. The theme of the joint conference was The Science and Art of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Life Above and Below Water.

Dr. Svein Jentoft of UiT - The Arctic University of Norway was the conference keynote speaker and his keynote address was titled Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries Are Also About Communities. Dr. Yinji Li of Tokai University, Japan was one of the panelists in the Social Scientists’ Assembly with her talk on The Meaning of Social Science and Transdisciplinarity in Securing Small-Scale Fisheries Sustainability.

Five chapters of the new TBTI book on Blue Justice: Small-Scale Fisheries in a Sustainable Ocean Economy were presented in the Blue Justice Session of the conference. The presenters were Dr. Tek Bahadur Gurung of Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal, on Exploring Challenges of ‘Blue Justice’ in Landlocked Mountainous Countries: The Case of Nepal”; Dr. Yinji Li on Adopting a Blue Justice Lens for Japanese Small-Scale Fisheries: Important Insights from the Case of the Inatori Kinme Fishery; Dr. Dilanthi Koralagama  of the University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka on Blue Justice And Small-Scale Fisher Migration: A Case Study From Sri Lanka; Dr. Kafayat Fakoya of Lagos State University in Nigeria on Understanding Vulnerability of Urban Waterfront Communities to Rapid Development: The  Case of Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria; and, Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer of the University of the Philippines Visayas on Mariculture Parks in the Philippines Push Small-Scale Fishers Out of, or Far into, the Waters. The video of the book launch released on the World Fisheries Day 2021 was also featured in the conference.

Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of University of the Philippines Visayas and chair of the Asian Fisheries Social Sciences Research Network chaired the organization of the joint conference. The joint conference was organized by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of the University of the Philippines Visayas in partnership with the Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network, a section of the Asian Fisheries Society.