Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, a TBTI project director, has been interviewed by the CBC Fisheries Broadcast during the World Seafood Congress that took place from September 28 – October 3, 2013 in St. John’s, Canada. Dr. Chuenpagdee talked about the importance of context for understanding small and large scale fisheries, and noted that small scale fisheries and its benefits are too often neglected. This is unfortunate, as SSF are not only crucial for survival of fishing industry as a whole but also for the survival of coastal communities.
Dr. Chuenpagdee also talked about the TBTI project and the upcoming research, including the research focused on the SSF in Newfoundland and Labrador. She also mentioned the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) initiative to develop and implement SSF guidelines, saying this is a great opportunity for TBTI to reach and influence policymakers and governments around the world on the issues of SSF.
to listen the entire interview on the CBC Fisheries Broadcast click here.