We have to listen to what matters to people

Gazette_What matters interview

In the interview for the Gazette, Memorial University's official news site in October 2016, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, TBTI Project Director, talked about her involvement with the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) and the importance of social science research for addressing concerns related to the oceans.

“We are building a good platform for coastal communities around the world to work in collaboration with their governments to elevate the whole discourse around fisheries and ultimately achieve global fisheries sustainability. Fundamentally, Too Big To Ignore has the same values as the OFI.”

“We all rely on a healthy ocean and a safe space to work and we are all vulnerable to global change. These things are crucial to the viability of our communities. After all, we are a coastal people.”

Read the full interview here